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Reminder: Public consultation on firearms Directive

Posted by on Jan 22, 2016 in Des, News | Comments Off on Reminder: Public consultation on firearms Directive

Please note the email below from the FACE Secretariat.  As the official reaction from Member States is becoming increasingly more divided and key allies in the Parliament are now coming forward with amendments suggested by FACE which will be more reasonable for firearms owners, the time is now ripe for shooting people to start contacting their MEP’s and briefing them.  The attached position paper developed by the FACE Europe Expert Group on Firearms is the most succinct and comprehensive briefing document available.  Please pass it to your MEP/s and ask them to support the FACE amendments if and when the Directive comes before the European Parliament for vote.  The bottom line is that the existing Directive is a legal instrument to facilitate free movement of citizens between member states with their sporting firearms and is not, and never was, an instrument to fight terrorism, which is what is now being proposed by the Commission and in the process getting ordinary law abiding citizens caught up in the fight against terrorism.  Whereas much of what is being proposed will affect legal gun owners in many member states (not so much in Ireland because our system of firearms licensing is in effect already incorporating many of the proposed measures), it will not result in making any firearm less available to terrorists which are the target of the Commission’s proposals.  In simple terms, no terrorist will ever read the Directive and feel compelled to respect it. But the revisions proposed by the Commission will establish some dangerous precedents, even for Irish gun ownership (e.g. the minimum age) and it must be resisted. So, please use the attached position paper and start contacting your MEP’s and TD’s and Senators.  It is important that TD’s and Senators, all of whom will be offering themselves for election very shortly, should be lobbied to persuade the Minister for Justice to adopt an Irish Government position more in line with the FACE position.  Again, I urge people to be friendly but firm and remember, absolutely no abuse or aggressive lobbying please.  I am already discussing the position with the DOJ. FACE Position with AM on Firearms Directive Thank you all in advance. Des Crofton National Director – NARGC & Spokesperson for the Sports Coalition   From: Johan SVALBY [mailto:johan.svalby@face.eu] Sent: 20 January 2016 13:26To: Johan SVALBY <johan.svalby@face.eu> Subject: Reminder: Public consultation on firearms Directive / Consultation publique sur l’ouverture de la Directive sur les armes à feu / Rückmeldung abschicken -Vorschlag für eine Richtlinie zur Änderung der Richtlinie 91/477/EWG Importance: High   Dear Members (français ci-dessous / Den deutschen Text finden Sie untenstehend), Reminder: the European Commission is carrying out a public consultation on its proposal regarding the opening of the Firearms Directive on the following link:   https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regdoc/?fuseaction=feedback&docId=3085376&language=en We invite you to participate responding to the questions with the FACE position (attached). We furthermore invite you to give it the widest circulation within your membership. Please be reminded that you can reply in your national language. The deadline for replying is 1 February 2016. Kind regards, Chers Membres, La Commission européenne a décidé de réaliser une consultation publique sur sa proposition relative à l’ouverture de la Directive sur les armes à feu sur le lien suivant: https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regdoc/?fuseaction=feedback&docId=3085376&language=fr Nous vous invitons à y participer en répondant aux...

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FISSTA sees off Government plan for Mega Salmon Farms on the West Coast.

Posted by on Dec 22, 2015 in News, Updates | Comments Off on FISSTA sees off Government plan for Mega Salmon Farms on the West Coast.

Salmon farm plans for West coast of Ireland shelved.

21/12/2014

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Letter to Justice department

Posted by on Dec 21, 2015 in Des, News, Updates | Comments Off on Letter to Justice department

From SC in regards to Proposed EU Firearms Directive

16/12/2015

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Proposed Euro Legislation

Posted by on Nov 24, 2015 in News, Updates | Comments Off on Proposed Euro Legislation

SC Is deeply concerned about the proposed new EU Firearms Legislation
24/11/2015

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NASRPC RESIGNATION FROM THE SPORTS COALITION

Posted by on Nov 7, 2015 in Des, News, Updates | Comments Off on NASRPC RESIGNATION FROM THE SPORTS COALITION

6/11/2015

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Minister releases New SI & planned new arrangements for firearms administration

Posted by on Sep 20, 2015 in Des, Documents, News, Updates | 1 comment

Details of S.I. & planned arrangements for the administration of the firearms licensing system.

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Sports Coalition Receives Lifetime Achievement Award!

Posted by on Jun 28, 2015 in News, Updates | Comments Off on Sports Coalition Receives Lifetime Achievement Award!

Sports Coalition Receives Lifetime Achievement Award for its Lobbying Work on Behalf of Firearms Owners!

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Meeting with Ms Francis Fitzgerald TD, Minister for Justice & Equality, and Ms Noreen O’Sullivan, Commissioner of An Garda Siochana

Posted by on May 8, 2015 in Des, News, Updates | Comments Off on Meeting with Ms Francis Fitzgerald TD, Minister for Justice & Equality, and Ms Noreen O’Sullivan, Commissioner of An Garda Siochana

By Des Crofton, National Director – NARGC and Spokesperson for the Sports Coalition

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Attention Pistol Owners – Important Research

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in News, Updates | Comments Off on Attention Pistol Owners – Important Research

Attention Pistol Owners – Important Research

The Sports Coalition is carrying out research into pistol target shooting in Ireland. Please help by completing questionnaire.

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Briefing meeting – May 6th 2015

Posted by on Apr 29, 2015 in Updates | Comments Off on Briefing meeting – May 6th 2015

Sports coalition Meeting, Spa Hotel Lucan.

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