FACE UK Campaign – The Firearms Directive
your MEPs stand on changes to the Firearms Directive?
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:
on young people
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
is calling on all those who shoot to contact their MEPs over these concerns.
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.
FACE UK is
concerned that the proposed changes are highly likely to result in damaging
unintended consequences, and harm shooting which is integral to the economic,
social and environmental wellbeing of the British countryside.
Commission’s proposals are being considered by MEPs and this website enables those
who shoot to contact their MEPs to raise their concerns. All contact on behalf
of shooting should be reasonable and polite.
this site you can contact your MEPs and let them know about these proposed
changes. Enter your postcode in the field to look up your MEPs.