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Firearms directive

News Alert - 14-03-2017
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In the wake of the Paris attacks on 13 November, the European Commission proposed to reinforce controls on firearms.

It presented its plans to Parliament's internal market committee on 7 December after which its members debated the draft EU rules to ban semi-automatic weapons for civilian use and prevent both the reactivation of deactivated weapons and the purchase of spare parts online. MEPs will have the chance to debate and vote on the plans once they have been formally submitted.
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  1. Debate and vote on an update of the EU firearms directive    14/03/2017

A revised EU gun law, aimed at closing security loopholes while addressing the concerns of legitimate users, is debated and voted by Parliament on Tuesday. The new rules tighten controls on blank firing and inadequately deactivated weapons like those used in the Paris terror attacks. They also require EU countries to have a monitoring system in place for the issuance or renewal of licences and to exchange information.

  1. Vote on the control of the acquisition and possession of weapons    26/01/2017

Vote on the control of the acquisition and possession of weapons - Rapporteur: Vicky FORD (ECR)

  1. Trilogue on firearms directive in IMCO    05/12/2016

Trilogue on firearms directive in Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO)

  1. Vote on the control of the acquisition and possession of weapons    13/07/2016

The EU firearms directive is up for a vote in the Internal Market Committee. MEPs vote on draft amendments to the proposed revision of the directive, setting out conditions under which private persons can acquire and possess weapons, so as to prevent them falling into terrorist hands

  1. Firearms    20/04/2016

Vicky Ford (ECR, UK) will present her draft report on the revision of the EU firearms directive. Deactivation standards, the scope of the directive, categories of weapons, rules on museums and collectors are some of the issues to be addressed

  1. IMCO committe debate - Gun control    23/02/2016

MEPs give their views on how best to prevent weapons falling into the hands of terrorists and keep track of cross-border arms transfers in the Internal Market Committee’s kick-off debate on the revision of the EU firearms directive. Concerns over the impact that the proposal would have on sport shooters, hunters, collectors and museums are also discussed.



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