European Commission’s Firearms Consultation

The European Commission have begun a European wide consultation on tackling firearm related crime, and although it seems to focus on trafficking offenses, the questions are very biased and are of a “what more restrictions can we add” nature. We are concerned that if not countered by a significant number of responses from the shooting community this effort may lead to future legislative actions being aimed at lawful shooters and firearms enthusiasts.

BASC are urging all shooters to take part in the consultation which takes the form of an online questionnaire. More details can be found on their website.

Firearms UK will be responding to the consultation, however we also encourage everyone with an interest in shooting sports and firearms to respond individually. The consultation can be found here

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2 responses to “European Commission’s Firearms Consultation

  1. The consultation “A common approach to reducing the harm caused by criminal use of firearms in the EU” has closed and you guessed it….yet another “authority” claiming that the responses to a public consultation are not “representative”, is this because they don’t like the result?

    There have been over 80,000 responses to the online questionnaire which we published details of back in April. The majority of responses stated that there was no requirement for further EU legislation.

    We encourage supporters to contact their MEPs. The easiest way to do this is via http://www.writetothem.com/. You can also respond directly to Commissioner Malmstrom at http://blogs.ec.europa.eu/malmstrom/your-opinion-on-firearms

  2. You will find a lot of usefull links with facts and critics here:

    http://german-rifle-association.de/campain-eu-gun-ban/

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