The Board

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS

mt Chairman – Stephen A. PETRONI

sap-2009-05-28-piediluco-150x150Stephen A. Petroni – born in Malta on 17 January 1959.
Company director.
Researcher of military history.
Collector of arms & militaria since 1973.
Founder “Arms, Armour & Militaria Society” in 1985 (now called AMACS – Association of Maltese Arms Collectors & Shooters) and still serving as its President.
Organised the first public exhibition of antique arms and militaria drawn from private sources in 1986.
Set up historical re-enactment in Malta in 1988 and target shooting with muzzle-loaders in 1989.
Led discussions with Government in 1991 aimed at revising Malta’s arms law and proposing new Arms Law based on the EU Directive.
In 1993 appointed by the Minister responsible for Sports and Culture to present proposal for new legislation.
Appointed by the Minister of Justice & the Arts in 1994 to sit on a Committee entrusted with studying Police policy with regard to gun legislation (Proposals presented to Cabinet and approved on 12 September 1995). Similar appointments in the following years.
Between 2002 and 2005 successfully negotiated the terms of the new legislation which became law in July 2005 (Arms Act 2005) and the Arms Licensing Regulations that came into effect along with the Act on 15th August 2006.
Appointed member of the Weapons Board, Ministry of Justice & Home Affairs.
Appointed Board Member of the Foundation for European Societies of Arms Collectors (FESAC) and a member of its Juridical Committee in May 2006. Appointed Chairman FESAC on 3rd November 2006 and still serving.
Represented European collectors in the negotiations with the EU Institutions leading to the adoption of Amendments to the EU Firearms Directive.
Appointed Chairman of the International Legislative Committee of the IPSC (International Practical Shooting Confederation) in 2007.
Represents FESAC in the World Forum for the Future of Sports Shooting Activities (WFSA) and the European Sports Shooting Forum (ESSF).


de Deputy Chairman – Albrecht SIMON

albrechtsimonAlbrecht Simon – born in 1947.

Lutheran vicar until 2001.

Arms collector since 1993. Specialized in handguns produced in the Basque provinces of Spain and France.

Publishing on the subject in German and foreign magazines.


nl Secretary – Hanny SPRUIJT

spruijthannyHanny Spruijt – born in 1958 in Amsterdam.

Mother of a lovely girl named Paterson.

Started collecting firearms in the early eighties and her field of collecting is Colt firearms, with the emphasis on original percussion revolvers and Single Action Armies.

Life member of the Colt Collectors association, honorary life member of the NVBIW “Edouard de Beaumont” Society, and member of Vereniging Nederlandse Wapenverzamelaars.


lu Treasurer – Pit KAISER

kaiserpitPit Kaiser – born 10 February 1960.

Married and father of 2 children. Living in Luxembourg, working for the State Museum of Luxembourg since 1994.

Arms collector since 1987.

Historical arms target shooter.

Founder and Chairman of SCAL (Société des Collectionneurs d’Armes Lëtzebuerg).


BOARD MEMBERS

Country

Representative

Association

Full Name

at Dr. Hermann GERIG

IWÖ

Interessengemeinschaft liberales Waffenrecht in Österreich
be Mr. Frank RODYNS

BVVW

Belgische Vereniging Van Wapenverzamelaars
gb  

Mr. Derek STIMPSON

HBSA

AAS

MLAGB

Historical Breechloading Smallarms Assocation

Arms and Armour Society

Muzzle Loaders Association of Great Britain

dk Mr. Kay Soren NIELSEN

VHS

Vaabenhistorisk Selskab
fi Mr. Juhani JOKINEN

SAS

Suomen Asehistoriallinen Seura r.y.
dk Mr. Kay Soren NIELSEN

VHS

Vaabenhistorisk Selskab
fr Mr. Jean-Jacques BUIGNÉ

UFA

Union Française des Amateurs d’Armes
it Mr. Domenico PEVERI

Assoarmieri

Assoarmieri Nazionale Commercianti Caccia Pesca Sport
mt Mr. Harold FARRUGIA

AMACS

Association of Maltese Arms Collectors & Shooters
no Mr. Halvard AASDALEN

NVS

Norsk Vlpenhistorisk Selskap
pt Mr. Rainer DAEHNHARDT

SPAA

Sociedade Portuguesa De Armas Antigas
ro Mr. Gheorghe POP

ANCA

Asociatia Nationala A Colectionarilor De Arme
es Mr. Marcel SALMANS

ANARMA

Asociación Nacional del Arma de España
 

se

 

Mr. Jerry ANDERSON

SVEVAP

GVS

SVHS

Svenska Vapenstiftelsen

Göta Vapenhistoriska Sällskap

Svenska Vapenhistoriska Sällskapet

ch Mr. Markus HOLLINGER

ProTell

Gesellschaft für ein freiheitliches Waffenrecht
 nl Mr. Jan-Paul LOEFF  V.N.W.

N.V.B.I.W.

Vereniging Nederlandse Wapenverzamelaars

Nederlandse Vereniging ter Bevordering en Instandhouding van Wapenverzamelingen