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, because they are taking over EU presidency for the next six months and one of the more challenging areas is the new firearms directive proposal, so the conference was an excellent event, where the message from the shooters was sent to the authorities – loud and clear.
The Maltese organizations spared no effort or expense setting up the conference on saturday, and as you can see from the pictures, they had even organized an exhibit where they showed priceless historical artifacts that were originally sentenced to be destroyed by the commission.
Are we now in fashion business?
First of all – thank you for you generous donations, it made this whole campaign possible.
And no, we are not in fashion business.
Firearms United has now successfully concluded a campaign, the goal of which was to inform Members of the European Parliament about the flaws in the current firearms directive proposal. We have essentially, assembled an information package, filled with facts, statistics, introductionary letter and Firearms United key fob/chamber flag. The graphical design for the key fob was borrowed from Swedish enthusiast. Keeping people informed is still the name of our game. That being said, the information package included 28 reasons why the magazine ban is unworkable from both legal and enthusiasts perspective.
FIREARMS UNITED’s Fighting Fund enabled us to send a team of members and independent experts to Brussels.
The team arrived on Monday to attend important meetings prior to and during the IMCO vote of today.
We thank our donors.
A big “Thank You” to those who are supporting us through donations to the Fighting Fund: 30,000 euro already and increasing daily!
A special thanks goes to our French supporters. Our partners UNPACT as well as the French association for target shooters FFTir have donated 500 € and 2,000 € respectively and appeal to their members to donate.
We particularly thank Philippe Crochard, the Président of FFTir: Over 200,000 members received his alert!
On the 2nd of June the French firearms lobby Comité Guillaume Tell published a press release alerting all legal firearm owners in France about the risks posed on their civil liberties to possess firearms by the position adopted by the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. We expect to see similar press releases by organisations in other large Member States such as Germany, Italy and the UK. Better late than never!
We are overwhelmed, the donations do not stop, it is continuous, minute by minute.
On Monday evening PAYPAL and ING DIRECT show more than 20.000 €
Meanwhile we also installed a “Donation Button” to make it easier for you.
Some people asked why FIREARMS UNITED was founded in Poland and collects money in Spain.
Here comes the answer: The idea and also the webserver came from Poles. Soon we found lots of coworkers and partners worldwide. As an independent online campaign network FIREARMS UNITED is not a registered association and cannot collect money. Therefore our partner in Spain who is registered in the EU transparency register collect the money for our fighting fond.
New National Chapter and Improved Pages
Yesterday also our newest national chapter was founded in the Netherlands
We also improved our pages. Have a look at: