Czech Constitution Adding Amendment Protecting Guns for Self-Defense

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The Czech Republic’s Senate approved a measure this week to amend their constitution and protect the right to defend one’s life with a firearm.

Prague Morning reports the amendment will be added to “The Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms,” and will say: “The right to defend one’s own life or the life of another person with a weapon is guaranteed under the conditions laid down by law.”

The amendment was pushed because of “disarmament trends in the EU.” Those who pushed the amendment wanted to insure the right to use firearms for self-defense was recognized as being above restrictions which come from “ordinary law.”

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

Expats CZ notes the “amendment comes as a reaction to a petition signed by 102,000 people, including a number of top elected officials.”

The amendment will take effect at some point between August 1, 2021, and September 1, 2021.

Americans’ right to use firearms for self-defense is protected by the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution. That amendment says, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

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