Czech Republic arms its citizens to fight terrorism

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Gun rights added to Czech constitution

The Czech parliament has voted to allow citizens to carry guns to protect themselves against terrorists.Zeman_M_1

President Miloš Zeman, who had previously supported gun control, now says the constant threat of terror attacks across Europe compels him to believe citizens must be able to protect themselves.

A draft of the new bill states: “This constitutional bill is in reaction to the recent increase of security threats, especially the danger of violent acts such as terrorist attacks.”

The Czech action is in bold contrast to the weak-kneed and twisted logic of the European Commission, which in December responded to terrorist attacks by passing even stricter gun control laws.

Unknown-2Only the Czech Republic, Poland and Luxembourg stood against the European Commission’s misguided and timorous decision.

“We don’t want to disarm our citizens at a time when the security situation in Europe is getting worse,” said Czech Interior Minister Milan Chovanec. “Show me a single terrorist attack in Europe perpetrated using a legally-owned weapon.”

 

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