Czech guns rights on the move

This is news to me:

Officials from the Czech Republic have been among the most vocal critics of the European Union’s efforts to restrict the rights of law-abiding gun owners. Most recently, the Czech government has contemplated taking the drastic step of amending the country’s constitution in order to better protect the rights of Czech citizens to possess guns for self-defense.

I didn’t know they had a strong RKBA attitude there. If the MSM and anti-gun people (redundancy alert) are to be believed Europe is almost gun free. I knew Switzerland was good about guns but I figured that the Czechs would have had their gun rights supporting people sent to the gulags during their time behind the iron curtain.


8 thoughts on “Czech guns rights on the move

  1. What’s being proposed isn’t anything near to our 2nd amendment, but compared to what they – don’t – have now, it’s as startling as a lightning bolt.

  2. Here’s a tip for the Czechs. You need only one sentence;
    “The right of each citizen to keep and bear arms and ammunition, including manufacture, transport, storage, sale or other transfer, is absolute, and as such is beyond any and all government jurisdiction.”

    I voted against Washington State’s pot law because it was pages of nonsense and added bureaucracy. One sentence would have done the job;
    “All laws specific to marihuana are hereby repealed, and all state and local law enforcement are hereby prohibited, under pain of death, from enforcing, or helping to enforce, any federal or international laws pertaining to marihuana.”

    But they didn’t care about freedom near so much as they care about the money. The leftist scum are on track to get a billion dollars in pot taxes this year. I expect the Czech government types are little different from ours.

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  4. Lyle,
    Money is almost always involved when it comes to politicians. Taxes are used to control or destroy. The income is used to buy power for them, in various ways.

  5. Major reason: they see war coming, and know that government forces will simply not be able to defend the nation from a massed rabble of muslims now headed there way. It’s a matter of survival. I’m not sure if any other nation will learn before the required body count is stupidly high.

    The thing to watch is the Dutch elections this week, and the French elections on April 23 (runoff May 7). If Geert Wilders and Marine Le Pen win, we will see a relatively short war and a lot of reverse immigration, with a great deal of yelling and name-calling. If the elections get stolen, overturned, or the pro-immigration side actually wins honestly, then will have a much longer, much more violent war in 4-7 years time, with a vastly higher body count and economic destruction. Let us pray that sanity – along with Geert and Marine – prevail.

    • While it’s a good possibility that Wilders’s party will end up the largest, that doesn’t mean he’ll run the government. It’s quite unlikely he’ll have a majority, which means a coalition has to be created. And all the other parties have long ago said they would not under any conditions join a Wilders coalition. So the expected outcome will be PVV on top, but a coalition of also-rans actually controlling the government.

      Something similar is expected in France: Le Pen first in the opening round of the presidential election, but losing in the runoff round because all her opponents will vote for the “Jamais le Pen” candidate.

  6. There’s a strong divide, shown in today’s vote at the EU Parliament, between Western Europe and Eastern Europe.

    Eastern Europe still has vivid memories from Soviet rule, while Western Europe is oblivious to (or downright embraces) the shift to leftism/statism. One may argue Western Europe never was all that much into individual rights.

    Eastern Euros still have that yearning for freedom. And the West essentially fucked them over today.

    I hope the Czech will be able to mitigate the effects of the updated EU firearms directive. Poland, Hungary aren’t really all that hot for gun control either.

    France, UK, Germany, Holland all screwed the pooch.

    • The thing to remember is that individual liberty is not part of the historic legacy of any European country. You can see something faintly like individual liberty in England, but not really anywhere else. The whole political history goes back to absolute kings, and the notion that the subjects (not “citizens”) can do only those things the king permits them to do. So the people’s rights are those few bits of power that the government, in its “kindness” has agreed to give up.

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