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REVISION OF THE EU FIREARMS DIRECTIVE - VOTE UPDATE 13 MARCH 2017

posted 13 Mar 2017, 15:46 by Tony Cattermole   [ updated 13 Mar 2017, 15:46 ]
Further improvement sought to amendments in EU Firearms Directive

The annotated list attached, which we received only a little earlier today, shows the amendments to be voted upon by MEPs tomorrow at the Plenary session starting at 9.00am, with a debate of about 30 minutes. The vote may be later between 12.00 and 14.00.

The indicative voting shown in the list is the best ‘steer’ on how to vote available at this point, so please send this list to your MEP contacts as quickly as possible, with a note saying that these represent the best available options for the shooting and collecting community. They are the FESAC preferred options which we support.

If you wish to contact your MEP, you should send this tonight, not tomorrow, since if it arrives tomorrow it may only create confusion or alienation. Do not include Vicky Ford in your list.

If you are unable to do so don’t worry. FESAC and Firearms United lobbying has been very strong. Please be aware that, as reported previously, we had achieved approximately 80% of what we sought in the amendments reported then. These further amendments seek to improve upon the 80%.

We will report further when we have more news.

Derek Stimpson
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Tony Cattermole,
13 Mar 2017, 15:46