Czech Republic:
a Right to Armed Self Defense

Author shows CZ pistol with arm brace at Shot Show in 2015

By Dean Weingarten. July 29, 2021

In 2015, after the series of Paris Jihadi Terrorist attacks, the bureaucrats in the European Union found an opportunity to further restrict the ownership of firearms in European countries. They created extremely restrictive new protocols which further restricted the ownership of common arms.

The Czech Republic had some of the least restrictive firearm laws in the European Union. To the Czech people, the ability to own firearms, and use them for protection, was a significant measure of freedom, which they did not have when they were part of the Soviet Empire.

The move for the amendment started in 2015, after the terrorist attacks in Paris. By the middle of 2016, Czech President, Milos Zeman was suggesting citizens should be armed "over the long term" and carry pistols in public, to defend against terrorist attacks.

The move to amend the Constitution, and add a protection for the right to defense of self and others, with arms, has continued, with some variation. From

The complementation of the Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms arises from a petition signed by 102,000, including many senior politicians.

The final version appears to be relatively short. From

The amendment states that "the right to defend one's life or the life of others, even with the use of weapons, is guaranteed."

The lower house of the Czech Parliament passed the amendment on 28 June with a 139 to 9 majority. .....

Perhaps the American anti-gun brigade should take note.
"The Czech republic has recaptured the essence of that right with this amendment. While not as strong as the American Second Amendment, it is the strongest protection in the European Union."


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