The concept behind the American 2nd Amendment has resonated with lawmakers in the Czech Republic, with 139 of them voting to install something quite similar.
Amidst the backdrop of violent turmoil in the European Union, personal safety has become a primary focal point for many citizens of the continent. In Germany, where strict gun laws precent many from carrying a firearm, citizens have been flocking to less-than-lethal self defense items to protect themselves from the siege of terrorism in Europe. During the attack near the London Bridge earlier this year, members of the city’s police force were seen fleeing from the scene of the crime due to their own lack of firearms. Now, with the EU looking to further neuter the ability of their constituents to defend themselves and their families, the Czech Republic is eyeing a uniquely American solution.
“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.”