Right to Bear Arms Constitutional Amendment Granted

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In a heroic effort to prevent the European Union Parliament and Commission from further restricting the right to bear arms in their nation, the Senate of the Czech Republic has approved the addition of “The right to defend oneself and others with weapons under legal conditions” to the Czech Constitution as part of their Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms. The vote carried 54-74 far beyond the three-fifths majority needed. The addition of this fundamental, self-evident right came following a petition signed by 102,000 Czech citizens who demanded it of their government. The amendment to the Charter will take effect no later than September 1.

Radio Prague International Reports,

“The amendment arose from a petition signed by more than 100,000 people. The authors of the legislative change said their goal was to prevent this right from being restricted by common European Union law and strengthen the Czech Republic’s position in talks on further EU regulations.”

Czech President Miloš Zeman is expected to sign the bill into law soon, under the Czech Constitution, he does not have the authority to veto amendments to the Constitution. Even if President Zeman could stop the amendment he likely wouldn’t. The veteran of the Prague Spring Uprising and the “Velvet Revolution” that freed his people from Soviet rule has vocally supported the EU adopting a “Second Amendment” of their own as recently as 2017.

According to Breitbart,

“Czech president Miloš Zeman has said Europeans should “have the courage to invest in our own guns” in order to guard against international terrorism, like millions of U.S. citizens have.”

The Czech People Rebuke The European Union

The Right To Bear Arms Is Preserved

Some sources point to Czech’s being most concerned with the rights of hunters or sportsmen but we went to PragueMorning.cz for the real story. PragueMorning wrote,

“According to the submitters, the constitutional change will prevent this right from being restricted by ordinary law. It will also strengthen the position of the Czech Republic in discussing other EU regulations.

“The proposal is not only symbolic in nature but can also serve as insurance for the future,” said Senator Martin Červíček on behalf of the submitters.

Červíček pointed to the tendency of some EU countries to ban carrying any objects that could be used as a weapon. According to Červíček, the disarmament of the population will not bring greater security, as criminals will obtain weapons illegally.”

In 2018 the European Commission imposed an edict approved by the European Parliament which saw the Czech Republic, a nation that logically correlates comparatively open gun rights with their low levels of crime and extremely low levels of terrorism,  forced to impose new restrictions on its citizens or suffer sanctions from the EU Government in Brussels.

The Czechs started fighting back immediately and President Zemos ardently supported the fight even signing the petition himself that led to the constitutional change. It is a wonderful day for the Czech Republic and their people should celebrate their freedom to defend themselves and a job well done.

But while we congratulate the freedom-loving people of the Czech Republic, there is a single cautionary note is to be had here: Even with a sympathetic President, and an overwhelming political majority, in a smaller more cultural homogenous nation: it took the Czechs three years to get back the rights the EU stripped away from them with the bang of a gavel. If we allow our rights to be stripped away by the Federal Government in Washington, D.C. (which parallels the relationship between our state and the federal governments closely enough for this example) we will not see them restored again for DECADES… if ever.

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