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Czech parliament authorizes the use of firearms in case of terror attack

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Czechia – The Czech lower house voted the right for Czech citizens to use firearms in case of terror attack.

Last year, Czech President Zeman, following a series a terrorist attacks in Western Europe, declared he was in favor to make it possible for his fellow citizens to be armed.

“I really think that citizens should arm themselves against terrorists.

And I honestly admit that I changed my mind, because previously I was against [citizens] having too many weapons. After these attacks, I don’t think so [anymore]”.

This is not the opinion of the European Commission, which recently voted new gun ownership regulation, arguing it was necessary due to… the same terrorist attacks in Europe. A point of view challenged by the Czech parliament.

“We don’t want to disarm our citizens at a time when the security situation in Europe is getting worse,”

Interior Minister Milan Chovanec told parliament on June 28.

“Show me a single terrorist attack in Europe perpetrated using a legally-owned weapon,”

added the Minister.