No open carry allowed so far, not in the draft either. Maybe it will be in one of the other laws that are on the way.The bill will allow all licenced Czech gun owners to openly carry weapons which they would be free to use to defend themselves and their countrymen in the event of a terrorist attack.
A pistol or a rifle, in the hands of citizens is just the ticket, to end a terrorist attack.
Look at Israel as the best example.
No problem mate, you are welcome. I will try to keep you updated.Juraj-
Thanks. That was very interesting!
Yes, those stories(except A, that is fiction just to show how it works) made it into news. The thing is, that when the court frees the defender, media dont inform about it that much, unlike when he gets jailtime.Wonder if any of these stories will make the news?
Best of luck for you law-abiding Czech gun owners. :thumbsup:Update:
Swiss had a referendum and accepted implementation of the disarming directive.
Czech Republic has become the last bastion of resistance against the disarmament of EU's citizens.
Right now we are trying to secure our rights in the constitution, however it will be incredibly hard since our senate is full of former communists and socialists. Castle doctrine is being worked on as well.
When EU commissar came to Prague for the meeting with our representatives, mere official from ministry of interior told him, that if they pass the disarming directive, 90% of the legally owned firearms would get "lost". Our representatives just nodded as they couldn't deny the truth. He couldn't believe his eyes and ears. Then somebody explained that we "lost" our firearms during Nazi occupation and later during Commies rule and it is considered "national sport" over here. It would be interesting if they told him that one of our other national sports is defenestration.Holy Crap! Common sense coming out of a government!
End of the article.Right to own firearms should be in the constitution, asks the petition. It was signed even by Kubera(Juraj1: Kubera is one of our right wing senators)
The senate petition comittee will deal with the petition against the disarmament,
which criticizes EU directive restraining the firearm ownership and requests anchoring the right to own and bear firearms into the constitution. During the handover of more than 100 000 signatures, the chairman of the senate Jaroslav Kubera and the senator Martin Cervicek(both ODS(Juraj1: ODS can be translated to Citizen's Democratic Party))
"Freedom has greater value than deeds that happen occasionally," explained Kubera, why he refuses argumentation pointing on the terrorist attacks. Those, according to him, are not committed with legally owned firearms.
The European Parliament passed the directive during the spring two years ago. It's goal is to prevent terrorists from arming themselves. According the critic it mainly limits the owners of the legally owned firearms, market with legally owned firearms and interferes with the inner security of the state. Novelization induced displeasure in the Czech Republic.
The changes would affect almost all of approximately 300 000 owners of firearm licenses(Juraj1: for explanation of our current legislative, please refer to: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_laws_in_the_Czech_Republic) and owners of the decommissioned(Juraj1: rendered unoperational) and magazines, which do not fall under registration yet. Former government of the Bohuslav Sobotka(CSSD (Juraj1: Czech Social Democratic Party)) filed a lawsuit against the directive in the court of the EU.
The Attorney General of the Court of the EU recommended rejecting the lawsuit. Her opinion is not binding for the final decision of the court, however the court follows the recommendations of it's Attorneys General most of the time.
Petition of the LIGA LIBE association, which fights against disarmament, was supported even by the president Milos Zeman and the prime minister Andrej Babis(ANO(Juraj1: Sorry, no translation here)).
The signers of the petition ask the Parliament, the government and the president to "again discuss, and support the novelization of the constitutional bill of Security of the Czech Republic, anchoring the right to legally own firearms for defense and both external and internal security of our state into our constitutional law." They hope, that such change would be constitutional warranty of preserving current law system. At the same time, the petition asks the representatives of the Czech Rep to reject the directive.
Sellier & Bellot......What a surprise!@Petrol and Powder: Some carry FMJs(I do not know why...), some carry Black Mambas, and some carry Soft Points. I personally have for my EDC G17 a Sellier & Bellot 124grs 9mm Luger when I am in the city. I have bought a Ruger GP 161 in .357 magnum to carry in the woods. I still have to test the ammo for it, but I think I will go with Fiocchi 125grs Soft Points.