We list all interesting informations and arguments against the EU gunban and stricter national gun laws. Feel free to read our reports and answers and use the arguments when you write to or call your politician or talk to a journalist.

Protest 2.0

The chances for a vote that rejects many of the proposals improve if you politely inform the politicians about the impact, Your help is needed!

Legislative Procedure explained

Meanwhile FIREARMS UNITED became expert in lawmaking in Brussel. We want to share our knowledge with you. This here is the status quo of end of June 2016: Avaiable as PDF and PPP with hyperlinks in EN | DE |  FR | IT

EU, we have a problem – but you hit the wrong targets!

Yes, we have problem with gun crime. Yes, terrorists and criminals use forbidden explosives and war weapons … …and converted acoustic firearms. Yes, they ordered unregistered converted firearms by internet. No, these firearms did not belong to authorised owners. No, they ordered illegally reconverted firearms via the darknet. EC wants confiscation of authorised firearms and more. EC has no rules for … Read More

Long-Term Historical Trends in Violent Crime


Manuel Eisner is a Professor of Comparative and Developmental Criminology and Deputy Director of the University of Cambridge Institute of Criminology. He studied the history of crime from the thirteenth century until the end of the twentieth. This is a very short summary about his extraordinary work, which is published by the Department of Sociology at the University of Calgary. Historical … Read More

Active Shooters : Threat and Defense for soft targets


Charlie Hebdo and the Jewish supermarket in Paris, the cafe in Sidney, the shopping mall in Nairobi, the movie theater in Aurora, the summer camp on the island of Utøya, the hotel in Mumbai and lots of schools and other public places all over the world are known as „soft targets” – where citizens work, study or relax. The opposite … Read More

The Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing

  The Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms Véronique Mathieu Houillon, MEP, was the rapporteur for LIBE – Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs – for this protocol in 2013. She claimed in her recommendation A7-0359/201311 , that illicit trafficking in firearms is a high risk for the internal security of the Member States … Read More

Important links

Report Homicide and Suicide

Important links   Firearms Report IV Homicide and Suicide   This report is a study of the relationship between legal firearm ownership and crime. It has been reviewed by academics with expertise in this area, in reaction to the process by the European Commission to amend the EU Firearms Directive with much more restrictions on legal firearm ownership.   Between … Read More