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FESAC Annual Conference & AGM - Bilbao 2017

posted 6 Jun 2017, 15:23 by Tony Cattermole   [ updated 6 Jun 2017, 15:24 ]
As members will know I just attended the 2017 FESAC AGM in Bilbao.

My report to the meeting is attached. The other country reports should be posted on the FESAC website in due course. There is no really dramatic news (unlike last year due to the EU Directive) and I will post the meeting minutes in due course. However the EU Directive certainly highlighted differences in firearms law in each country and the standards of deactivation continue to be debated, also magazine restrictions, with care needing to be taken that changes in one country’s law does not create issues elsewhere. For example, the heavy laws relating to certain ex military firearms in our host country Spain, were made evident in that deactivation is compulsory if they go into private hands.

The relationship with Firearms United was discussed, since they are such a different organisation to our associations, and we await further news on that.

Next year’s AGM will be in Jersey.

Derek Stimpson
Tony Cattermole,
6 Jun 2017, 15:25