The Voting Day is approaching!

Situation update: As we have indicated earlier the European Parliament will vote on the firearms directive on 14th of March. Firearms United staff has worked overtime to provide you with the summary of the current situation: The voting will work with the following principle if it follows the standard protocol: First there is a majority vote on whether the current … Read More

“Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made”

The Firearms United has been following the EU legislation process up close and personal since the day ill-conceived proposal from the commission saw the light of day, and based on what we have seen, Otto von Bismarck was right when he (allegedly) “Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.”

Where are we know – here is an update.

Malta Firearms Conference – Sending the Message!

The Conference organized by FESAC, AACTS, AMACS and Firearms United in Malta has attracted media attention – in addition to hall full of firearms enthusiasts and foreign guests from many organizations in Europe! Nothing in the directive is yet settled, and even the trilogue is still formally ongoing before the parliament approves the current “compromise”. Malta is in key position, … Read More

FIREARMS UNITED recognized as gun lobby

Ahead of the vote in mid-July, the gun lobby, which is particularly influential in central and eastern Europe, has stepped up its campaign to water down the draft revision.

FIREARMS UNITED’s Reasons for Rejecting Proposal

FIREARMS UNITED is against the whole “Proposal of the European Parliament and Council amending Council Directive 91/477/EEC on control of the acquisition and possession of weapons (Firearms Directive)” The reasons: no impact assessment; not in accordance with REFIT; useless rules that do not solve any problem; useless rules which only affect legal gunowners while doing nothing about illegal guns; useless … Read More

New Amendments of IMCO published

The Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) published 847 amendments for the EU Firearms Directive. Download PDF : 847_Amendments by IMCO  (Update on 15-05-2016) We thought, 250 amendments at the LIBE committee were much, but now we see up to 800! Funny phenomenon: Every time we see something and think “Hey, that is total bullshit”, it came from Durand (French … Read More


On 18th of February IMCO started its discussion for the proposal in its Working Document. We worked at once on this paper and sent our comments in time on the 9th of March. Download our Answer to IMCO