The Czech President Miloš Zeman has made it clear he does not want to have anything to do with a gun ban that the European Union (EU) is trying to push.
The President signed a petition and is currently in favor of an amendment similar our 2nd Amendment to the bill of rights. The amendment would allow Czech citizens to keep their firearms for purposes of self-defense. This is a real concern for many, given the need for armed self-defense in many European nations dealing with terrorists.
“The directive on tightening control of firearms under the guise of counter-terrorism was approved by the European Parliament in mid-March and would see the Czech Republic — which combines comparatively liberal gun rights with low levels of crime and extremely low levels of terrorism — forced to impose new restrictions or face sanctions from Brussels.
Center for Civic Freedoms founder Václav Klaus Jr., son of former president Václav Klaus Sr., complained that the governments of non-democratic and fascist countries disarm their citizens, not free countries.
The petition urges the Czech government and parliament to “reconsider and endorse and approve an amendment to the constitutional law on the security of the Czech Republic, enshrining into our constitutional order the right to legal possession of weapons for defense and internal and external security of our state “, and has already acquired some 170,000 signatures.”
Just as we, here in America, have the 2nd Amendment, the Czech citizenry would be wise to adopt a similar law.
With the current unrest in many countries in Europe and violence among Muslim refugees getting out of control, it makes sense that people would want to be able to defend themselves with firearms.
If Czech wants to defend their people from possible terrorist attacks, they should should continue to fight for legislation allowing their citizens to own firearms for self-defense.