More then 250.000 signatures and first small victory today
Dec 7, 2015 — Today DG GROW presented the proposal presented to EU parliament.
It was a first small victory for us. So many politicians have been contacted by our followers that they really read the proposal and asked interesting questions.
They did not connect terrorism with legal gun ownership.
They asked why EC did not made rules for deactivated guns as demanded by the Parliament in 2008, but waited until 2015.
They asked for the intention of the proposal.
They asked what will happen with legally acquired guns which EC wants to ban.
They asked for statistical data of misuse with legal guns.
They asked for liberty and freedom.
The battle is not over and won yet, they'll try again, but "our guys" are not giving up, and FIREARMS UNITED is vigilant!
You will find a link to the whole meeting on FIREARMS UNITED page in Facebook, also some highlights and a short clip.
We can tell you that Pierre DELSAUX, Deputy Director General, DG Grow, do not know anything about weapons. He really thinks that 3 rounds mean 31 bullets (at 2:27:38). And he doesn't know anything about gun crime. He really thinks every year 1000 people are murdered with legal guns. (some minutes later) We know from national criminal statistics and studies that between 3% and 22% were legal, mostly the (ex-) partner. You cannot stop partner killing by banning guns.
Last week the initiator of this petition Stijn Van Damn gave FIREARMS UNITED the petition as we have a team and he trust us. We hope you will trust us, too.
And please don't think we have won: inform your local politician, your parliament and MEP about the real facts. We have to persuade more than 370 MEPs to reject this proposal. You can see real facts on FIREARMS UNITED's homepage and open "Important Links".