The Lower House of the Czech Parliament agreed to change the Constitution so that the Czechs could legally carry and use firearms in the event of a threat to the national security by terrorists. Now the decision is to be approved by the Upper House of Parliament. Thus, the head of the Czech Ministry of the Interior said that the Czech authorities did not want to disarm their citizens at a time when the security situation in Europe is deteriorating. In turn, these changes are contrary to the European Union’s arms control rules, which were strengthened in December 2016, despite the objections of the Czech Republic, Luxembourg, and Poland. The Czechs intend to resolve this issue in court. At the same time, it is noted that full freedom to carry and store firearms, as it is permitted in some states of the United States of America, will not be used in the Czech Republic. In addition, the bill would apply only to citizens of the Czech Republic, having no effect on citizens of other EU countries who permanently reside in the territory of the republic.
So, how do you feel about the Czech authorities’ intention to allow their citizens to use weapons in the event of a threat to national security?