Wednesday Weapons Website of the Week: Firearms United (Europe)

Firearms United, which as we understand it started in Poland, is an EU-wide pro-gun lobby that is working to preserve the gun rights of beleaguered EU subjects.

Despite the fact that Europe comprises a wide range of countries with a wide range of histories and cultures, the EU is seeking to strip nations of their discrete lawmaking power with respect to firearms, and impose on them a gun law regime ex cathedra. And this backroom-crafted bill is, literally, tighter than the strictures that the last continent-dominating government, the Third Reich, imposed. The proposed EU regime is also tighter than that of all but the strictest current legal regimes among European nations.

Under Jean-Claude Juncker, the man who dreams of continental overlordship like would-be caesars, emperors, and Führers before him, the national socialist and international socialist factions that dominate the EU parliament and bureaucracy are planning to impose this law with no more deliberation and public transparency than the Politburo of the Supreme Soviet exercised, or, for that matter, the appointed Reichsprotektor over occupied, enslaved countries.

Right now, it seems very dark, but just as in 1942, not all Europeans are willing to be enslaved, and Firearms United is one way they’re organizing to fight back.

Jean-Claude Juncker must hate that. (So must Vicky Ford, a far-right Briton and heir to the mantle of Sir Oswald Mosely who’s currently working to crack down on EU subjects).

23 thoughts on “Wednesday Weapons Website of the Week: Firearms United (Europe)

  1. LSWCHP

    I really don’t get this, and perhaps I should pay more attention. The state representatives at the EU are supposed to represent the interest of the states, right? So how is it that the EU bureaucrats are telling the member states what to do. Which is the dog and which is the tail here?

    And as for Herr Juncker, well, there’s a name to conjure with.

    However that works, it seems to me that for the third time in a hundred years, the Germans have conjured up a despotic leader backed by an army of flunkies who are intent on dominating Europe. It didn’t end well for them in 1918 or 1945, and it won’t end well for them this time around, either.

    If the Germans don’t cut this shit out and get with the program, theirs is going to become one of those “spoken only in hell” languages, along with arabic.

    1. Hognose Post author

      Juncker is not a Junker. In fact, he’s not a German. I thought he was Belgian, actually, but he’s from Luxembourg, an urban banking district that has its own flag and (battalion-sized) army.

      1. Sommerbiwak

        Do not forget the most dangerous air force in the world consisting of NATO’s 17 NE-3A AWACS planes. Stationed in Geilenkirchen, GER actually, but in luxembourgian liveree.

        1. Hognose Post author

          I thought that they wore actual NATO symbols (the blue compass rose) — at least, that’s what the ones that parrolled US airspace after 9/11 did.

    2. Sommerbiwak

      ” If the Germans don’t cut this shit out and get with the program, theirs is going to become one of those “spoken only in hell” languages, along with arabic.”

      Very true. Sadly. As a german I see a stubborn government powering along the path chosen despite signs it is the obviously wrong way. The guy in the wheelchair is obsessed with his “black zero” austerity politics fucking over the rest of the EU, the self proclaimed worker’s party is fucking over workers (again), the chancelerette is as if she was teflon coated and nothing sticks to her and she forms her party to make it able to coalesce with anyone to keep her seat in next years federal election.

      And even with severely reduced percentages her party is most probably still going to have the biggest share of seats in parliament because of the directly elected elected seats creating overhang. And most other parties are eager to join the CDU in coalition to get to feed at the troughs.

      And why should Merkel and her crew change their ways, if reelected next year? Re-elected means people like the direction, right? Totally ignoring the lowered voter turnout each election, because many don’t see anyone being in a position to actually overthrow Merkel. Even the self proclaimed “Alternative für Deutschland” is not really an alternative, because their programme is even more neo liberal and austere. So no change there. Just with more xenophobia.

      My crystal ball tells me this is not going to end well, because Merkel will carry on her politics. :-(

  2. Klaus

    Herr Juncker is Luxembourgish with French and Dutch ancestry ,not from Germany. That being said,what’s the difference anymore?

    1. Hognose Post author

      For the transnational, postnational elite, you’re quite right, there is no difference. The EU is the sort of project that lets every Luxembourgois, of every Corsican for that matter, dream of crushing his fellows underfoot. It’s how you get Blofeld (who you may recall, went happily as Blochamp in Francophone lands) in the real world.

      Common and free market — good idea.
      Borderless, soulless, post-national superstate — bad idea.

      The problem with increasing state power is the sort of men in whose hearts the lust for power burns. This human type and its failings are not found in any one nation (and not absent in any nation, either).

  3. Simon

    So, are you trying to tell me that your state representatives are always full of concern for your wellbeing?
    I have always seen the EU as more of a French thing. It seems to be mostly designed to transfer cash from Germany to France. It worked very well until the addition of the Eastern European states meant that even France had to pay.
    Weapons laws in Europe are a funny thing. Germany and Austria did not write their own, the laws were more or less dictated by the occupying powers to make very, very sure that we could not possibly indulge in armed resistance against a government. They were not happy about the result last time that happened. Some animals are more equal than others.

  4. Josey Wales

    Apparently the cops in Germany are getting prepped for New Year’s Eve, they have announced that every single police officer in Koln (Cologne) will be on duty that night to deal with any repeat of the 1000 sexual assaults against German women by Musloid types that occurred last year. One hopes for an object lesson to be taught, there and elsewhere. :scowl:

  5. E Garrett Perry

    The Czech gov’t has had two responses to this much-threatened EU diktat, to wit:

    “NO.” and “How y’gonna -make- us?” From a country in which “Good Soldier Svejk” is essential literature on a level with Shakespeare or Twain, that second bit is almost as much of a threat as it is a question. These folks could skin a cat from the inside out.

    Given that the EU has a local approval rating somewhere south of any of the last three presidents at their worst, I don’t think there’s much the EU -could- do. A “Czechout” vote is likely to come up in Parliment this year, and there’s a lot of talk in Prague these days about either a non-binding plebiscite ala Brexit, or amending the CZ Constitution to allow for a proper, binding referendum. Even their lefties are mostly pro-gun, and the EU reaction post-Paris has made a Czechout not just possible, but some value of Probable.

    1. Hognose Post author

      Yep. Gun control does not hinder crime and terrorism, it enables it.

      Before the post-Soviet thaw in Russian gun laws, the Chechen etc. terrorists never had any trouble getting gunned (bombed, etc.) up.

      What people need to understand is that, while the US has many interests that diverge from those of Russia, we have other interests where we can cooperate, like in opposing Islamic terrorism. It’s broken that we have guys training people in Syria that are, fundamentally, al-Q or ISIL.

      Is Russia’s guy, Bashar Assad, a turd? Absolutely. But the non-turd options were lost in the months of waffling over the Arab Spring. By the time institutional Washington and the President made a decision, there were no “good guys” left, just degrees of evil.

      1. E Garrett Perry

        No kidding. Everybody sat around dithering juuuuust long enough that whatever halfway-reasonable/moderate/pro-western groups and people were all killed off. Funny thing, that- as if someone (or several someones) had something to gain through massive regional instability. Of course, it could just be the congenital bad luck of living in the worlds ultimate Rough Neighborhood- Ahmed Shah Mahsood was nobody’s soft touch, but everybody’s luck runs out sometime, and some places just seem to devour the decent.

        1. Hognose Post author

          And ask a Hazara what they thought of Massoud…. some wag once identified the Balkans as a net exporter of history. Same goes for the Levant and the Northwest Frontier of the former British Empire in India.

          1. E Garrett Perry

            “Net exporter of history.” I like that.

            As for Massoud, I’m sure the Hazaras didn’t like him any more than the Soviets or Talibs did! I speak purely as a layman, never having been there, but my impression of central asia in general and AfPak in pacticular has always been that it is the purest expression of the old “Me against my brother, my brother and I against our cousin…” trope.

            Massoud was no doubt fully as murderous as any of his contemporaries (though Daesh’s antics seem of late to have made even Afghans retch). He was, so far as I’ve ever been able at considerable remove to tell, the local monster with whom the West could most easily and productively cooperate. I’ve always been convinced that the Talibs whacked him when they did specifically in order to prevent his working with the West in the aftermath of the then-imminant 9/11 attacks.

          2. Hognose Post author

            Actually, it wasn’t the Talibs who whacked him, it was a unilateral operation by Al-Qaeda. And it was done exactly to decapitate the Northern Alliance of Afghanistan.

      2. John M.

        IMHO we missed a HUGE opportunity to turn Assad during Arab Spring. Back before he started chem weaponing his people, we could’ve gone to him and said, “Look, you’re fighting Wahabbi terrorists. We’re fighting Wahabbi terrorists too. If you break away from Iran and Russia and align with us, we’ll help you beat your Wahabbi terrorists.”

        This could’ve been a win as big as Qaddafi turning off his WMD program. Which the Obama administration also squandered. We could have gotten another ally in the middle east, and stability, which is the policy we should have continued pursuing over the last 15 years instead of abandoning it to make the middle east safe for democracy.

        -John M.

        1. morokko

          There was no possibility of such turnover, simply because interests of Your local allies like KSA, Israel and Turkey made it impossible.
          Syria is the lifeline for the Hezbollah, which plays critical part in Iranian strategy in case of their conflict with Israel becomes full blown war. Any serious American attempt to make alliance with Syrian government would mean severe consequences both for Assad – who would likely be whacked or replaced by Iranians and US administration – which would come under great pressure from Israel and Saudis. Also those two would try to find new protector, just like Pakistan is doing now, when You are making friendly gestures to Hindus. Obviously You do not want Chinese making themselves more visible in the region. And then, there are Russians, who are making political profit from the whole mess and most probably do not want it to stop before they achieve their own goals – which is to get good price either from US or from China for their services rendered in next global conflict. So jihadists have their place in plans of all major players in the region, they make excellent excuse and justification for various acts and omissions. Unfortunately, the one big downside of feeding rabid dog instead of putting it to sleep is great and continuous risk of contracting rabies.

      3. james n

        I was under the impression the training and support of IS and AQ “rebels” in Syria was a feature of US policy, not a bug. I can’t help thinking the current horror show there is purely the results of Obama and Clinton deciding Assad had to be replaced, then engineering a civil war that provided the instability required to remove him. Saudi money and fighters, CIA training and 600 tons of weapons and … voila! Civil war. Correct me if I’m wrong but was the famous ” red line” use of chemical weapons not eventually revealed to be the rebels? I seem to recall at the very beginning of the conflict interviews with Syrian civilians who stated categorically they had no idea who the rebel fighters opposing Assad were, that they were foreigners with an unknown agenda. The whole middle East is a disaster thanks to Obama, he snatched defeat from the jaws of victory in Iraq and Afghanistan, turned Libya into a hell hole and Syria into hell on earth.
        PS E Garrett Perry any chance of a sequel to Justice in Winter? I got it last Christmas after reading about it in the comments here, absolutely loved it. While I’m not a fan of the cover art ( I know you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover but still ) , the book was fantastic. I just finished it far too quickly and I’d love some more.

        Thanks Hognose this blog really is the gift that just keeps giving.

  6. Santiago

    Hi from Spain,

    Firearms United is doing a great job figthing against the EU burocrats who planned to pass the guns restricitions under the radar taking advantage of the Paris attacks.

    We in Spain have a group called “ANARMA” associated to Firearms United in this legal fight. In my country gun lawns are quite strict but we managed to own handguns and semiauto rifles (CETME Rules!!!) and fire them in the ranges. We can´t carry but al least we can own and fire a lot of good stuff (with some ridiculous restricitions). So we are very concern about this fascist attemp agains our freedom.

    Please, share the European fight among the US gun people. All support is welcome.

    Best Regards to every one from occupied territory :-)

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