The Czech Republic, is perhaps the most pro-gun nation in Europe and their government says that putting weapons into the hands of citizens is the best defense against terror. According to data collated by Gunpolicy.org, a firearm injury prevention NGO, an estimated 7.6 percent of Czech’s 10 million residents legally hold weapons, with 810,046 registered privately owned firearms in the country.
A couple of months ago,Czech President Milos Zeman made an unusual request ” He urged citizens to arm themselves against a possible “SUPER holocaust” committed by Muslim terrorists is on its way and everyone should buy guns to defend themselves.”
In Czech Republic are fewer than 4,000 Muslims in country of 10 million people — gun purchases spiked. One shop owner in East Bohemia, a region in the northern center of the Czech Republic, told a local paper that people were scared of a “wave of Islamists.” Now the country’s interior ministry is pushing a constitutional change that would let citizens use guns against terrorists. Proponents say this could save lives if an attack occurs and police are delayed or unable to make their way to the scene.
The country is trying to make a constitutional change that will allow citizens use guns against terrorists.To become law, Parliament must approve the proposal; they’ll vote in the coming months.
Gun controls in the Czech Republic are lenient. Residents must be 21, pass a gun knowledge check and have no criminal record.
In the wake of terrorist attacks across Europe gun controls have become a controversial topic.Amid tighter EU laws on gun access, despite the outcome of the Czech parliament vote on the terrorist-hunting measure, gun laws in the Czech Republic are going to get stricter, according to The Washington Post.
The Czech government is hoping to avoid devastating terror attacks like those seen in Nice , Berlin, Paris and London where armed members of the public could potentially have killed the extremists before they had chance to carry out their atrocities.
Czech president Milos Zeman had previously proposed that economic migrants should be deported from Europe to “uninhabited Greek islands” or to “empty places” in North Africa. The spectacularly incredible president also proposed that the Greek debt should be progressively reduced in return for shouldering the cost of hosting hundreds of thousands economic migrants.
“We are in Greece, and Greece has plenty of uninhabited islands, and big foreign debt. So if you have ‘hotspots’ in Greek islands, this would be a sort of payment of foreign debt,” Zeman told Financial Times in an interview on the islands of Rhodes where he participated in the Rhodes Forum, Greece.