EU –-(Ammoland.com)- Dear IAPCAR members and supporters,
Italian IAPCAR member group FISAT, has sent an important call to action. Attempts are underway by the European Union to further restrict the right of civilians to have certain firearms. It is vitally important to the firearms rights community stand together internationally.
There are three important things we can each do:
- Read the alert from FISAT below and follow the instructions to participate in the EU survey.
- Post a link to this alert on your website and send it to all of your members and supporters.
- Ask all your supporters to send this call to action to all of their friends.
I personally want to thank all of you for your unwavering support of civilian arms rights. It is a privilege to work with you.Yours in Freedom, Philip Watson Executive Director
[Important Message Below]
Dear friends and gun rights activists,
Joining the call of British Shooting Sports Council we ask to IAPCAR and all gun rights association in its organization, to participate to the online survey organized by European Union Commissioner, Cecilia Malmstrom.
The menace to semiautomatic firearms in private hands is IMMINENT, as the online survey maliciously suggests a possible link between private possession of firearms and their us for criminal or terrorist purposes, being nothing else than another attempt to disarm honest citizens for the sake of added “firearms security”.
The questions are utterly misleading.
Question C.2 suggests that the list of prohibited firearms should be extended (it is understood that the Commission is referring to semiautomatic rifles and possibly also to semiautomatic shotguns and handguns).
Question C.4 pursues the mandatory use of locking devices in firearms (imagine the impact if this was made retrospective).
Question C.7 would provide a justification to introduce compulsory mental health tests and suppress the current derogation that allows people under the age of 18 to hunt and sport-shoot if they have parental permission or guidance.
We can expect for sure that the various anti-gun EU associations will take action to orchestrate a deliberate number of answers resulting in a public call for tighter gun control.
Deadline for participation is June 17th 2013.
This can’t happen and we ask you to take part to the online survey in the following steps:
Please follow the following steps:
- Go to: http://ec.europa.eu/yourvoice/
- Choose your language in the icon that is in the upper right part of the screen.
- Indicate your country, whether you are an individual or an organization and your name or the name of your organization.
- Answer the questions by clicking on option “1” for each one of them. You do not need to answer the optional questions that request additional comments (questions B.4, C.11, D.5 and E.6).
- After having answered the questions, as a security measure to avoid computer-generated replies, you will have to type in the numbers and/or letters that will be displayed in your screen and validate them.
- Your answers will have been submitted by then. You can view them and/or save them as a PDF.
All of the European associations, especially Swedish ones, can contact the proposer of this survey in the person of European Commissioner Ms. Cecilia Malmstrom which can be contacted at these sites, possibly to explain her that firearms of private honest citizens are not to be confused with the ones of criminals and terrorists:
Swedish citizens in particular can also contact her party, Folkpartiet liberalerna (Liberal People's Party), to let them know what you think, at the following site and email:
While EU citiziens can contact Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (A.L.D.E.):
Asking their respective national parties NOT to support Maelmstrom initiatives, you can find various parties members of ALDE at the following page:
We thank you for your help, immediate action is necessary for the protection of our common gun rights.
Simone Ciucchi – FISAT President