The 2nd Amendment Comes To Europe: Czech Republic To Enshrine Right To Bear Arms Into Constitution

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Authored by Daniel Lang via SHTFplan.com,

Most people inside and outside of the US believe that this country’s gun ownership rate is unique, but that’s not exactly true. Though America has the most privately owned guns per capita, there are other countries that aren’t too far behind us, such as Serbia, Yemen, Cyprus, and many Western nations like Finland and Switzerland. In most cases, these countries don’t have access to the same kind of firearms that we do, but nonetheless there are a ton of guns floating around in these places.

What really separates the US from every other country in the world, is that we have the right to bear arms preserved in our constitution. Technically, Honduras and Mexico have the same right in their constitutions, but in both cases it comes with a lot of restrictions. Their right to bear arms doesn’t have any teeth. The Swiss are known for letting many of their citizens own guns, but gun ownership for most Swiss citizens is more of a duty than a right.

America stands alone in this regard. We’re the only country with a constitution that gives civilians a clear and explicit right to own and carry firearms. In every other nation, civilians don’t own firearms unless their governments let them.

That however, is about to change. While most EU governments are eyeing more restrictive gun laws, the Czech Republic is about to add the right to bear arms to its constitution.

Czech Lawmakers have passed legislation in the lower parliament that would see the right to bear firearms enshrined in the country’s constitution in a move directed against tighter regulations from the European Union.

 

The legislation was passed with 139 deputies agreeing to the amendment to the constitution with only nine deputies voting against. The amendment will now be considered by the Czech Senate where it will require a supermajority of three-fifths of the members in order to pass into law, Die Presse reports.

 

Similar to the U.S. second amendment to the Constitution, which gives Americans the right to keep and bear arms, the Czech legislation reads: “Citizens of the Czech Republic have the right to acquire, retain and bear arms and ammunition.”

 

The amendment also notes that the right is there to ensure the safety of the country, similar to the provision of a “well-regulated militia” in the American amendment.

After the bill passes through the senate, it’s expected to be signed into law by President Milos Zeman, who changed his mind on privately owned guns last year.

“Earlier I spoke often about limiting the ability to have large quantities of weapons. But after the terrorist attacks, I have changed the idea.”

Though the Czech Republic has always had loose gun laws compared to its neighbors, this law represents a major shift in the European public’s stance on firearm ownership. If anything, it could be just the tip of the iceberg. All across the continent, as migrants grow more violent and as terror attacks become more frequent, we’re seeing Europeans buy more firearms. In some cases, firearm sales have spiked by 350%.

If there’s any silver lining to the massive influx of migrants into Europe over the past few years, it’s that it has taught ordinary Europeans how important it is to let civilians own firearms.

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City_Of_Champyinz's picture

Way to go Czechs.  You are going to need it I have a bad feeling...

Squid-puppets a-go-go's picture

conservatism is the new counterculture

Ahmeexnal's picture

Czech people will need all the firepower they can get in order to defend themselves from Merkel's army.

Common_Law's picture

All I can think after reading UN depopulation goals, seeing record arms deals, rising geopolitical conflicts, "terrorism", and people that can buying lots of guns is that lots of people will die soon...

Btw those depopulation goals need to be meet by 2021 or 2030

eforce's picture

In the UK you can own .22 semi-auto, any bolt rifle, shotgun (3 ammo cap), licenses are generally shall issue, however the police can cancel licenses at any time so using for self-defense may not be a good idea if you want to keep them despite being technically legal and the Law Commision is working actively to restrict gun freedoms.

Apparently you can own tanks with active rifled main guns as well since there is no calibre limit and MoD allows use of ranges.

playit's picture

I'm making over $7k a month working part time. I kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so I decided to look into it. Well, it was all true and has totally changed my life. This is what I do... www.jobproplan.com

Mr 9x19's picture

CZ FOR THE WIN MOTHER FUCKERSSSSSSSS

 

 

downvote me you fucking austrian cock suckers plastic painballers

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

There are more than a few places in the USSA that need to be "depopulated."

wildbad's picture

this is largely ceremonial.  gun laws in CZ are already excellent.

 

they encourage it..

 

they know well from recent experience what disarmament means

Yog Soggoth's picture

Meanwhile in Canada ... 

Trudeau Makes Announcement To Legalize Group And Underage ...   just another reason to seal the border and issue sanctions on all trade.
ebear's picture

Tyranny of the Minority is in full swing here in Canada. 

Not as bad as the EU yet, but definitely heading that way.

HRClinton's picture

Long stock of CZ Arms.

Great guns. German quality at Czech prices.

38BWD22's picture

 

 

Bravo for the Czech Republic.  They are sensible people who know their history.  Smart move.

SoDamnMad's picture

They have great beer, want to refuse accepting muslim immigrants and allow guns. Oh, and have great looking women.  5 stars.

Winston Churchill's picture

I used to love the bren guns we had in our school armory.Hardly ever jammed and if they

did, you could strip and reassemble in under a minute as a novice.

Hand me downs fromy the army.

Calmyourself's picture

CZ75, best 9mm handgun out there.  Accurate and tough.

Mr 9x19's picture

all CZ steel frame are WAY above quality any other brands.

 

GunnerySgtHartman's picture

I shall enjoy a pint in honor of the Czechs today.  Well done!

wildbad's picture

true..the quality of CZ beer is also not widely known.

barely survived a motorcycle beer tour a few years back.

 

almost better now

 

P-51 Stiletto's picture

The original Budweiser beer is Czech, Budweiser Budvar. Several years back they even won a trademark case filed by Anheuser-Busch, on the grounds that they were hundred(s) of years older.

SoDamnMad's picture

I learned all that from a German plastics company I was buying equipment from.  The Germans all said the Czechs had a special water like no where else in the world.  Downed a lot of Budvar since 1986.

Future Jim's picture

Finally! A European country regrets letting the NWO disarm them.

Putrid_Scum's picture

To bear arms should be a duty in my opinion.

Rights, without the force to demand them, are but scribblings on a piece of paper. 

Putrid

halcyon's picture

Lol, 2nd amendment comes to Europe. 

Typical American idiots with no understanding of history. 

There were rights to carry arms before US even existed. 

Were do you think the idea go 2nd amendment came from?

'News' like this is one of the reasons most people outside see Americans as little simple  and grossly uneducated, esp. in history. 

iamrefreshed's picture

Lol, Muslims come to Europe. 

Typical  European idiots with no understanding of history.

Serfdom Highway's picture

Reading this from Prague warms my heart.

zjxn06's picture

Took my CZ 75C out and shot it today in celebration.  Gawd I love that handgun.  

The Czechs make fine firearms.  I love the Czechs.

 

Mroex's picture

Bet ya if it passes muslim scum will not want tp live there. It sucks trying to rape someone who carrys iron!

City_Of_Champyinz's picture

+1000 for using correct term to describe muslims.

Grave's picture

why do you think the globolshevik psychopaths and sociopaths in power have been importing millions of military age muzis into europe?

they are planning to draft them all into "european army" which will "enforce" their will onto non-compliant countries.

all armed and paid for by taxes common people pay
finishing the transformation of eu into fullblown totalitarian usurist regime, a police state with common people as debtslaves under constant surveillance

SoDamnMad's picture

Do ya feel lucky punk? Well , do ya?

Robert Trip's picture

The Czechs are cool.

They wouldn't even allow Michael Jackson to perform in their country because he was "nothing but a Black degenerate."

How can you not respect these people?

jme540's picture

Thanks for considering us cool. Our great neighbors Hungarians with their president Orban are even cooler.

But we don't have anything against Michael Jackson. Pop stars are supposed to degenerate. The concerts are freek shows and the more degenerate the better.

 

SoDamnMad's picture

Strange comment. I was in Prague the day he had a show and dashed to the underground to beat the exiting crowd when fireworks errupted above the streets and alleys.   Must have been his look-alike performing.

Disgruntled Goat's picture

Totally hot babes as well as guns now! Awesome. 

DJZZ's picture

Guns, Girls & Harleys....your almost there.

mofreedom's picture

If only Chicago had had freedom like this.  Sad.

TheLastTrump's picture

Czech Republic for the win. Poland too. Let's (US) pamper these countries & ignore the hell out of Islamified France & Germany.

wardawg12's picture

The light of reason continues to march....

nmewn's picture

That sound everyone just heard was Bloombergs head exploding ;-)

OverTheHedge's picture

Good job it's the weekend, or Ghordius would be exploding too.

TheReplacement's picture

Are you saying that the reason Ghordius doesn't post on weekends is because they don't pay him overtime?

Ghordius's picture

why? my argument nr.1 is that we have clubs of sovereigns

like CZ changing it's constitution, here

which is a big yawn for most europeans, note