Where does your MEP stand on proposed changes to the European firearms law?
The European Commission is pressing for changes to the Firearms Directive; they say these are to combat terrorism and organised crime but FACE UK is concerned that many of their proposals would harm legitimate shooting in the UK.
Among these are:
- restrictions on young people
- banning of semi-automatic rifles used in pest control.
- an obligatory medical test irrespective of risk
- a limit of 5 years for a certificate stopping the move to 10 years in the UK
FACE UK is calling on all those who shoot to contact their MEPs over these concerns.
FACE UK fully supports evidence-based actions to stop the flow of illegal firearms to organised criminals and terrorists. We believe that this is best achieved by ensuring that any new regulations separate lawful ownership and the use of sporting guns from illegal firearms used in terrorism and organised crime.