The European union firearm directive talks are under way

The European Parliament had on 23rd February its first exchange of views on the proposed amendments of the Firearms Directive. A number of proposals were discussed that would see restrictions on the licensed use of firearms by reducing the ability for under-18s to shoot, standard medical tests and the banning of certain self-loading rifles. The meeting was a particularly lively affair with some extremely strong views put to the rapporteur of the project, Vicky Ford MEP for the East of England.

You can get familiarised with Vicky Ford and the working plan of the firearm directory here.