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Our Impact Assessment

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.

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DON’T LET IT HAPPEN!

“Don’t let it happen! It depends on you!” was the final warning of George Orwell, author of “1984”, which was not meant as a manual.

George Orwell (25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950)  must have been a prophet – as lots of the things he wrote 1948 in his novel Nineteen Eighty-Four became reality, same is valid for his novel Animal Farm. Many phrases of his invented surveillance state – such as ‘Big Brother is watching you’, ‘newspeak’ and ‘doublethink’ – entering popular use.

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