Stereotypes – they are nice and they save time – its easy to label people, especially in media these days.
Gone are the days when news agencies reported only facts – if they ever did. And in media these days you are pretty much always labeled guilty – whether your are guilty or not. And if you are not – nobody bothers to “correct” the news afterwards.
We have a nice example of “investigative journalism” for you today:
In Spain the local police (in cooperation with EUROPOL – just about week before IMCO vote) seized huge number of what they call “illegal firearms”.
Estas son las 12.000 armas, algunas capaces de derribar aeronaves, intervenidas al crimen organizado. Su precio: 10 mill € en mercado negro pic.twitter.com/iJwcC3PGz9
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.
On our BACKGROUND page we list all interesting informations and arguments against the EU gunban. Feel free to read our reports and answers and use the arguments when you write to or call your politician or talk to a journalist.
On June 1st Andrzej Leszczyński (GUN TV), Tomasz Stępień (Firearms United) and Jarosław Lewandowski (Fundacja Rozwoju Strzelectwa) participated in debate at the European Parlament in Brussels organised by European Foundation For Freedom with the participation of Members Of European Parliament – Robert Iwaszkiewicz and Janusz Korwin-Mikke. Subject of debate was constricting the access to firearms for law-abiding citizens. Magnificent work was done! Huge “Thank You!”
EC DG Home published in July 2014 a study with 204 pages on illicit trafficking of firearms and will publish in May 2016 the study about gun crime. Trusted sources told us that the May study will show that gun crime and authorised ownership of firearms have no correlation. But for now we concentrate on the already published study. This one has been used by the EC to support the proposal.
Findings of the study which wants to combat illicit trafficking and to decrease firearms-related deaths and intimidation of victims