Ireland & United Kingdom: A Call To Action On Firearms

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United Kingdom: A Call To Action On Firearms
Countryside Alliance Ireland
Countryside Alliance Ireland

Ireland – -(Ammoland.com)- You may have heard about the proposed amendments to the EU Firearms Directive and the potentially adverse consequences for legal firearm users in the UK.

This might seem technical and obscure, but it is of vital importance to anyone who shoots.

We have been working hard to get our views across to the Home Office, MPs and MEPs, making sure everyone is aware of the negative impacts these proposals could have on the shooting community. For example, it is painfully obvious that restricting the use of firearms by under-18s will have no effect on reducing terrorism, but will leave our children without the shooting opportunities that many of us enjoyed growing up, and make it harder for people to get into shooting.

We need to show our strength in numbers to ensure these proposals have no effect on law abiding firearms owners in the UK. As such we are asking that you follow this link and register your disagreement with the proposed amendments. Your views will be sent directly to your regional MEPs, and you should expect a response.

Closer to home, this week has seen the publication of a new Policing and Crime Bill. Once approved by the Government this Bill will include a number of beneficial changes to the current UK Firearm Laws, a positive step towards simplifying and updating our some of the obsolete and obscure parts of firearms legislation.

The Countryside Alliance believes however that this is a golden opportunity to go further, and we will now begin a process to push for further changes to be made, changes that will improve firearms legislation for UK shooters and, most importantly, reduce the burden of administration upon both shooters and the police without any risk to public safety.

With your help we can make sure burdensome new firearms laws are not enacted and wherever possible existing laws can be streamlined and made more user friendly. If you support our position then be sure to lobby your MEP and, if not already a member, consider joining the Countryside Alliance here.

Tim Bonner
Chief Executive
Follow on Twitter @CA_TimB

About
Countryside Alliance Ireland has been active since the early 1960s, providing Irish sportsmen and women with high levels of information and advice and representation. Over the years as the political environment has changed we have evolved into a highly effective campaigning organisation. Countryside Alliance Ireland is governed by an elected “Board” made up from members throughout Ireland. The Board sets policy and oversees financial and operational matters. Countryside Alliance Ireland partner groups nominate members of the “Board” also, making it truly representative of country sports interests in Ireland. Visit: www.countrysideallianceireland.org

  • 9 thoughts on “Ireland & United Kingdom: A Call To Action On Firearms

    1. And so the gun grab slowly continues in Europe. Let them first take your handguns, then take away your children’s ability to legally shoot a rifle, then you will have no need for those rifles in one generation so you can just turn those in as well. They have a long term plan that they have successfully begun already in the UK and it will slowly progress, little bit by little bit, until you will never be able to defend yourselves from the upcoming tyrannical government and their elite. You need to stop this.

    2. The UK has been lost since the confiscation years back. They do this same crap every 100 years and whine for help when the SHTF.

      If they don’t have the balls to arm and defend themselves, then let them piss off.

    3. The same thing is happing all over this world. When the big corporations have the citizens of this world disarmed the NWO will be complete, there will be complete control by private armies and police states.

    4. @167-warrior; The same thing started happening when the draft was ended here. No young men were taught the proper handling of firearms anymore. I know the people love being defended by volunteers now but we are supposed to have a citizens army, IMHO. So many youngsters only grow up living in front of their “game boys” or hooked on drugs. The same goes for time outs and any signs of aggressive behavior is being bred out of boys.

    5. What are you going to do to get rid of the Muslims? Let then RAPE and behead you while praying they leave?

      Your problem rests with your “Royals” and Elite. Get rid of them or die.

    6. We are only a few steps behind the British and Europeans in Gun Control.
      We are being “nudged” toward complete disarmament.

      The debate and discussion about the merits of Gun Control and safety should be ended.
      IT’S NOT ABOUT SAFETY, it’s about the complete outlawing of any and all civilian owned weapons/firearms.

      We are condemning other countries for their lack of backbone and right now our Masters/Politicians are planning the next phase of disarmament in our country.

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