The European Commission has so far failed to support the EU Gun Ban plans with an impact assessment – most likely because carrying on an impact assessment would cripple the gun ban plans, as its outcomes would seriously contradict the anti-gun agenda. Two members of the first panel brought on their own evaluation, with facts and figures, that were the true centerpieces of the event.
Katja Triebel, head of research for the Firearms United network, introduced her own impact assessment – a document drafted closely following the EU impact assessment guidelines, largely based on many of the documents that the European Commission is trying to use to justify its ban plans, and impressive both in terms of detail and sheer workload that was necessary to generate it.
FIREARMS UNITED Conference – Dita CHARANZOVÁ MEP – ALDE
I am in the EU business for more than 12 years.
I was hoping that the Commission under the president, Mr. Juncker, will follow the Smart regulation principle. Unfortunately this piece of legislation is not, what I consider of smart regulation.
Every proposal for legislation must be based on a impact assessment study and broad public debate. This was not the case.
I am happy that the European Parliament took on board many concerns – all what you (guest) mentioned. And we are ready to continue to work with you. Because at the end – what I want to achieve – is to have something which makes sense, which is implementable and which can also be enforced in the Member States.
It is very unfortunate that we recieved the data from the Member States and the Commission only recently. And they clearly shows that the concerns that you (guests) raised are fact based.