On April 23rd a meeting between Marian Harkin MEP and representatives of the shooting sports communities was held in Athlone. The new proposed EU Commission revised Firearms Directive 91/477/EEC was discussed in detail. The meeting agreed that Marian would propose and work towards getting other MEP support for the Amendments suggested by FACE in general and we thank her for supporting us . There were a few new additional proposals and some alterations suggested also. The opportunity for proposed amendments to be accepted was the 27th April. After that the committee will look at all the proposed EU State amendments and come to an agreed re-worded Directive. That amended document will then be presented around mid June and the process goes on. The end result could at this stage be anything so only time will tell. A close eye does need to be kept on the issue to ensure that nothing slips past.
A link to the FACE proposal is shown below: