The Czech Republic, seeking the repeal of an EU directive banning certain weapons, sues the EU.
The Czechs were supported by Hungary and Poland. The other side is the EU Parliament and the Council of the European Union supported by the EU Commission and France.
Keep up the fight Czechs…the EU Golem State has no business deciding the gun laws of the Czech Republic or any independent nation state.
– August 9, 2017, the Czech Republic filed action against the EU Parliament and EU council to repeal directive on guns. Poland and Hungary joined the lawsuit. Action was discussed at EU Court of Justice this week.
Court of Justice of the European Union today began a public trial to deal with an action by the Czech Republic seeking the repeal of a directive banning certain semi-automatic weapons or magazines.
The Czech Republic, supported in this dispute by Hungary and Poland, is questioning the way in which the amendment to the directive on the control of the acquisition and possession of weapons is adopted. It also alleges breach of the principle of proportionality. The other side is the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union (Member States) supported by the European Commission and France.
The spokesman noted that today it is exclusively a negotiation on which both sides present their arguments. A few months later, the Independent Opinion of the Advocate-General of the Court can be expected to be published, and later the court’s own decision, estimated before the summer holidays in June or July.
Brussels justified a proposal that received support from a majority of member states to make it impossible or difficult for gunmen to acquire weapons. Critics, including most Czech lawmakers or MEPs, however, speak of inadmissable interference in the internal security of countries or the restriction of the arms market. According to Czech politicians, amending the directive unnecessarily restricts the holders of legal weapons.
“For the Czech Republic, the Deputy Foreign Ministry of the Czech Republic has already presented an excellent defense. Hungary supported us with its speech as well as Poland. The defendants spoke to Czech lawyers ‘hired by the EU Parliament’, the EU Council, and supported by a representative of France.”