Changes Coming to Firearm Regulations

Next to the proposal to amend the Firearms Directive, which focuses on possession, acquisition and transfer within the European Union, the European Commission is also set to embark on a revision of the Firearms Regulation.

The revision will affect firearms, their parts and components, as well as ammunition intended for civilian use. Moreover, the review is expected to address trade aspects and the transfer from or to a third country, including export procedures. The European Commission will also evaluate the performance of the Regulation, such as the current implementation levels. In addition, it will consider stepping up information sharing between responsible bodies.

Against this backdrop, all firearm producers and dealers, as well as importers and exporters of firearms should join the process now to shape the new rules.