National Interests Collide with Globalist Controls as Czechs Resist EU Gun Ban
Article first appeared at Ammo Land.
USA – -(Ammoland.com)- “The Czech Republic has resisted calls by the European Union’s executive Commission to tighten gun controls in response to terror attacks, forcing the E.C. to alter its proposals, allowing for the private ownership of semi-automatic weapons,” CNS News reported Tuesday. “The Czech interior ministry now wants to loosen its own laws a step further, proposing a constitutional amendment on Monday that would allow its citizens to bear legally-held firearms against the perpetrators of terrorist attacks, such as those in Nice or Berlin, the Czech news agency ctk reported.”
The government says that putting weapons into the hands of citizens is the best defense against terror.
In other words, they recognize an armed citizenry is “necessary to the security of a free State,” something the Founding Fathers in this country recognized as a self-evident truth, as do those intent on undermining that security and freedom.
Despite that hopeful sign of moving in the right direction, the Czech Republic still has a long way to go. Per GunPolicy.org, globalist gun-grabbers in their own right who nonetheless provide an invaluable online compilation of world gun laws:
The regulation of guns in the Czech Republic is categorised as restrictive … In the Czech Republic, the right to private gun ownership is not guaranteed by law.
This means all the usual infringements: Mandatory background checks and training, licensing, registration and storage requirements. Still, there are provisions for both open and concealed carry, “subject to a valid permit (in exceptional circumstances).”
That’s what they’re hoping to improve on, and helps explain why they’re resistant to new outside gun grabs – people who stand to lose something have something to fight for. Many in the EU have lived under surrendered rights regimes for so long they literally have no idea they’ve been robbed of their birthrights, and they wouldn’t have it any other way.
The Czechs weren’t alone in raising objections, albeit Sweden initially squawked because it would impact “sport shooting.” Finland made a more persuasive argument (based on a history personally remembered by some still living) that “such ban would affect its national defense, which relies on reservists being able to train with semi-automatic weapons,” but with the new agreement side-stepping those (for now), their interior minister announced she is “very pleased with the outcome.”
“Of course we would have liked to go further,” EU Commission President Jean-Claude Junker admitted in the late December press release announcing the agreement. Of course. And the globalists intend to keep at it until they get the total control they covet.
“We have fought hard for an ambitious deal that reduces the risk of shootings in schools, summer camps or terrorist attacks with legally held firearms,” Juncker declared, cavalier in his admission of just who was being disarmed.
As “legally held firearms” aren’t the problem, the only logical conclusion is Juncker and his kind want them all “illegal” (at least the ones they don’t control) so the murderous enemies embedded in the replacement cultures they are importing have an even greater advantage. And as we see from “progressives” trying to do the same subversion here, those resisting on both counts are increasingly demonized as haters and extremists.
About David Codrea:
David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating / defending the RKBA and a long-time gun rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament.
In addition to being a field editor/columnist at GUNS Magazine and associate editor for Oath Keepers, he blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.