ATTENTION ALL FIREARMS OWNERS!
BRIEFING BY MARIAN HARKIN MEP ON THE EU COMMISSON’S PROPOSALS FOR AMENDMENTS TO THE WEAPONS DIRECTIVE.
Over the past number of months, I have received numerous emails relating to the recent proposal from the European Commission to revise the Directive 91/477/EEC on control of the acquisition and possession of weapons. As many of you will know, this proposal is now before the European Parliament’s committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection. At the end of last month, the rapporteur on this file, Ms Vicky Ford, produced her draft report (see attached) which is now open for amendments until April 27th at 12:00. It is in this context that I am writing to invite you to attend a briefing session that I will host on April 23rd from 14:00-17:00 in the Lecarrow Suite in the Hudson Bay Hotel, Athlone, Co Westmeath.
The format of the meeting will consist of a discussion of the Commission’s proposals and then possible amendments to the report which could be tabled. I have invited the Director from the National Association of Regional Game Council to speak at the event in order to discuss the practical implications of the legislation on gun users in Ireland.
I have also been in email contact with FACE (the European Federation of Association for Hunting & Conservation) who have given me their position paper on the revision of the directive and their proposed amendments.
Finally, I am attaching with this invitation a briefing note on it from my office.
I hope that this will be an interesting and engaging discussion and I sincerely hope to see you at the event on April 23rd. If you have any queries relating to the event please send me an email and I will respond.
Anyone attending the event please confirm attendance with the NARGC by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Marian Harkin MEP
Designated Public Official under Regulation of Lobbying Act, 2015 – See www.lobbying.ie
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