19 April 2016 – Despite British MEP Vicky Ford’s recommendation that the EU drops its silly self-loading gun ban plan, it appears Eurocrats aren’t giving up on their disarmament dreams.
News website all4shooters speculates that the EU is planning to ignore Ford’s recommendations, while the EU parliament’s LIBE committee – covering Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, and chaired by Labour MEP Claude Moraes – is said to be proposing an EU law to allow a total firearms ban, as well as various unworkable high taxes, compulsory marking for ammunition and its component parts, and a 3 year certificate life.
UK Shooting News has not read all4shooters’ source material in depth and so cannot vouch for the accuracy of their claims. The sources, however, are linked from their website.
all4shooters does warn that the EU Commission is trying to mobilise left wing politicians’ support for the EU gun ban to defeat Tory MEP Ford’s proposal that the ban is dropped and other repressive measures are revised.
The site recommends shooters start writing to their local left-wing MEPs, respectfully engaging with them and asking them to support Ford’s report.
Previous coverage on UKSN when the ban was first published indicated that Labour, the Scottish National Socialists and the Greens all support the original EU gun ban.