Czech Republic leading the way: A human right to defend oneself with firearms.
This is a must; hopefully, others follow the lead of CZ. This is an issue for national parliaments, not unelected EU clerks in Brussels.
– The Czech government had thrown its support behind amending the country’s constitution to add the right to defend oneself and others with a firearm to the list of fundamental human rights and freedoms.
The Czech Senate proposed the amendment after it had received a petition with more than 100,000 signatures fearing the potential impacts of the EU’s Firearm Directive on the possession of firearms in the country.
While the government was expected to take a neutral stance on the issue, it nevertheless decided, after an intense debate, to support the amendment.
The EU’s firearms policy reform toughened gun control across the bloc and made it harder for EU citizens to obtain and possess certain weapons, as well as created tougher rules for licensing and registration of guns.
The Czech Republic had challenged the ban on semi-automatic rifles for private use.