National Interests Collide with Globalist Controls as Czechs Resist EU Gun Ban

By David Codrea

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The Eurocrats say “Stricter controls on sale and registration of firearms, and stronger rules to irrevocably deactivate weapons. The objective: to tackle the threat of weapons falling into the hands of terrorists. Package of measures to make it more difficult to acquire firearms in the European Union here:europa.eu/!Nx87GD.” Who believes that objective will be met, or that it’s even the real objective? [All Photos: European Commission/Facebook]
USA – -(Ammoland.com)- “The Czech Republic has resisted calls by the European Union’s executive Commission to tighten gun controls in response to terror attacks, forcing the E.C. to alter its proposals, allowing for the private ownership of semi-automatic weapons,” CNS News reported Tuesday. “The Czech interior ministry now wants to loosen its own laws a step further, proposing a constitutional amendment on Monday that would allow its citizens to bear legally-held firearms against the perpetrators of terrorist attacks, such as those in Nice or Berlin, the Czech news agency ctk reported.”

The upshot:

The government says that putting weapons into the hands of citizens is the best defense against terror.

In other words, they recognize an armed citizenry is “necessary to the security of a free State,” something the Founding Fathers in this country recognized as a self-evident truth, as do those intent on undermining that security and freedom.

Despite that hopeful sign of moving in the right direction, the Czech Republic still has a long way to go. Per GunPolicy.org, globalist gun-grabbers in their own right who nonetheless provide an invaluable online compilation of world gun laws:

The regulation of guns in the Czech Republic is categorised as restrictive … In the Czech Republic, the right to private gun ownership is not guaranteed by law.

This means all the usual infringements: Mandatory background checks and training, licensing, registration and storage requirements. Still, there are provisions for both open and concealed carry, “subject to a valid permit (in exceptional circumstances).”

That’s what they’re hoping to improve on, and helps explain why they’re resistant to new outside gun grabs – people who stand to lose something have something to fight for. Many in the EU have lived under surrendered rights regimes for so long they literally have no idea they’ve been robbed of their birthrights, and they wouldn’t have it any other way.

The Czechs weren’t alone in raising objections, albeit Sweden initially squawked because it would impact “sport shooting.” Finland made a more persuasive argument (based on a history personally remembered by some still living) that “such ban would affect its national defense, which relies on reservists being able to train with semi-automatic weapons,” but with the new agreement side-stepping those (for now), their interior minister announced she is “very pleased with the outcome.”

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Juncker junking European national sovereignty…

“Of course we would have liked to go further,” EU Commission President Jean-Claude Junker admitted in the late December press release announcing the agreement. Of course. And the globalists intend to keep at it until they get the total control they covet.

“We have fought hard for an ambitious deal that reduces the risk of shootings in schools, summer camps or terrorist attacks with legally held firearms,” Juncker declared, cavalier in his admission of just who was being disarmed.

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Globalists meet to dictate where “migrants” will be embedded next.

As “legally held firearms” aren’t the problem, the only logical conclusion is Juncker and his kind want them all “illegal” (at least the ones they don’t control) so the murderous enemies embedded in the replacement cultures they are importing have an even greater advantage. And as we see from “progressives” trying to do the same subversion here, those resisting on both counts are increasingly demonized as haters and extremists.

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About David Codrea:

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating / defending the RKBA and a long-time gun rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament.

In addition to being a field editor/columnist at GUNS Magazine and associate editor for Oath Keepers, he blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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otropogo
otropogo
3 years ago

John Dunlap says: January 12, 2017 at 5:04 PM ” If this happens, 90% of the world’s population is dead, including Mexico’s, as ALL of the heavily interconnected tech we depend on for food, water, medical, etc. simply ceases to function” You could be right about the 90%. Who knows? But we won’t all be dying off at the same rate. There are far more Mexicans accustomed to living rough and making do with next to nothing, than Americans or Canadians. Their food supplies are also less “globalized” than ours, their water distribution less high tech and much more robust.… Read more »

otropogo
otropogo
3 years ago

It’s not about Left or Right. The Bushes are good friends with the Saudis. The Donald may be buddying up with Putin. The people at the top will always be closer to each other than to their countrymen. For one thing, they might need a safe haven to fly to when their misdeeds are “discovered”. It certainly worked out for Idi Amin, who retired quietly to Saudi Arabia. I don’t remember any hue and cry to extract him to face justice. The exception is when a whipping boy is needed. That’s what happened to Noriega, Sadam Hussein, and Gaddafi.

otropogo
otropogo
3 years ago

Hmm…What moon do you guys live on? There’s no country in the world that actually bans guns, not North Korea, not Monaco. Put on your thinking caps! Do you think the rich and the powerful of this world go through life unprotected? Gun control is about creating two levels of citizenship. Just as in medieval times, there are those entitled by social status to have high-tech weapons, and those who are prohibited from owning them. Police, security guards, body guards, and military personnel get honorary entitlement, revocable at any time (unless they happen to be entitled by social status), and… Read more »

Aardvark
Aardvark
3 years ago
Reply to  otropogo

You’re criticizing the people here that are mostly in agreement with you. I’m sure no one here is blind to the lefts hypocrisy of wanting to disarm the masses while keeping their own arms and armed guards. With your statement, you could also say that free choice of medical care is still available; but not to the masses.

trumped
trumped
3 years ago

Isn’t it fascinating how leftists push for mass third world muslim immigration, then when the inevitable terrorist spree takes place the same people call for banning guns? Also, note how much easier it is to displace a population with third world invaders who are openly hostile to local laws and customs if the people are disarmed. Think about it here in the US – almost all of the globalist open borders zealots also favor disarming the american people. Why is that? Because events like mass rapes and sexual assaults would result in mass muslim homicides here, as opposed to leaving… Read more »

czechgunner
czechgunner
3 years ago

Hey, Czech here, just a few comments on some irregularities in the article. Czech gun law is considered to be one of the best in the world, if not the best one, in terms of good balancing of freedom and regulation. Couple of random facts: gun license is a “shall-issue” – if a person meets necessary criteria the license shall be issued. Criteria being good health condition (mainly mental but there are a few limitation on disabilities mostly related to vision), background check (criminals do not get legal guns), passing a theoretical and a practical test (similar to driving license,… Read more »

trumped
trumped
3 years ago
Reply to  czechgunner

I am sure you enjoy those laws because they are better than most european nations, but all of the licensing and requiring of permission is hardly freedom based from the perspective of most americans. It is also a bureaucratic based process that makes it extremely easy for future gun bans and confiscation to take place – either by the EU or by a Czech government that is anti gun – even if the latter doesn’t seem possible, immigration can change things within a generation or two. It is similar to how america has open political speech, while europe heavily censors… Read more »

czechgunner
czechgunner
3 years ago
Reply to  trumped

I understand the US perspective and that’s why I did not ever said anything about freedom except in the first paragraph where I mentioned the freedom-regulation balance. At the end I also emphasized that “it’s more of a privilege” to have a gun in CZ even though in fact we have a general shall-issue licensing policy. It’s easily comparable to having a car – one need a license and registration 🙂 However, I completely agree with you that’s not an actual freedom. It’s close though, closer than any other country except US (to my knowledge). Fun fact: until last summer… Read more »

Aardvark
Aardvark
3 years ago
Reply to  czechgunner

I’m glad to see pro-gun comments from people from Europe. Fight to keep those privileges and don’t give them up. Even with our Constitutional “Rights”, it is a constant battle to keep the corrupt politicians in America from disregarding our rights. As the saying goes: “Freedom isn’t free.”

CZ EXIT
CZ EXIT
3 years ago

I’ll give you my gun when you pry it from my cold, dead hands, you drunk bastard Juncker.

Shepard
Shepard
3 years ago

This is wrong, Czech concealed carry permit is a shall issue and comes with a self defense category license.

Andrew
Andrew
3 years ago

Just some points from Czech perspective. Our gun laws are just fine. Not everyone can have a gun – you have to be law abiding, non agressive person. You have to prove, that you know laws tied to guns, that you know how to handle the gun safely, and you know how to shoot. After that you pass this, you are fine. For semiautos you need permit, but the permit is shall-issue! You fill the request, after week you have it. This really sort out people who are hot-heads and could be dangerous to themselves, and others. Therefore, most of… Read more »

otropogo
otropogo
3 years ago
Reply to  Andrew

“Andrew says: January 7, 2017 at 5:57 AM Just some points from Czech perspective. Our gun laws are just fine. Not everyone can have a gun – you have to be law abiding, non agressive person. You have to prove, that you know laws tied to guns, that you know how to handle the gun safely, and you know how to shoot. After that you pass this, you are fine. For semiautos you need permit, but the permit is shall-issue! You fill the request, after week you have it…” All of the above means NOTHING! The devil is in the… Read more »

Volodus
Volodus
3 years ago

Actually, Czech republic is only EU country where you have right to have guns guaranteed by law. If you have no criminal record, have basic knowledge of laws (when you can use guns etc) and can to hit big target 4 out of 5 times at 10-15 yards with pistol (25 for rifle) you will get license. Then you can buy .50 BMG rifle if you want. In Slovakia, we have to provide reason, but as far as I know, everybody gets license to own gun who want it. To get carry license it, its little harder but still 90… Read more »

free??
free??
3 years ago

Steve Mandrackie..your comment is correct, however if your country signs over their sovereignty to these un-elected groups then they can and do enact such “laws”. You want to see how it affects a country just look at us up here in Kanada….politicians talking freedom, and similar B.S. when in fact we are one of, if not the most ruled and regulated country in the world…..

MR. CHARLES
MR. CHARLES
3 years ago

Heard a story about Finland or Norway that allows any law abiding citizen to own any firearm (including full auto arms) they want BUT if that citizen COMMITS A CRIME WITH THAT WEAPON and convicted of the crime, one appeal and if upheld, 30 days later they are executed – END OF CRIMINAL – SOCIETY SAFER. None of the almost endless appeals at taxpayers expense, of course these are absolute cases where there is no doubt about who did the crime. If there is doubt then there should be the no conviction. The Japanese system is based on absolute proof… Read more »

MR. CHARLES
MR. CHARLES
3 years ago
Reply to  David Codrea

David, I was commenting that in other countries on what I heard or read a long time ago. Thank you for the information on Finland and Norway – at least they allow citizens to have firearms, even with restrictions.

Steve Mandrackie
Steve Mandrackie
3 years ago

When one discusses firearms one more concept must be unmistakably clear; firearms don’t kill people. People kill people. If u want to ban the cause of all these deaths, ban people.

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
3 years ago

All 28 nations kissed their sovereignty goodbye when they joined the European Nation. Kinda’ like the states that kissed their sovereignty goodbye when they joined the United States. The difference between the U.S. and the EU is our Constitution, a set of principles that leftists here and abroad are dismantling. Thank God, the civil right to defend oneself stopped the overthrow here and is stopping the overreach in Europe.

The Mechanic
The Mechanic
3 years ago

Get the US out of the UN..Below is a link to a good website with many good pieces of legislation to contact pre-written editable letters to your congress members!

Link: http://www.jbs.org/federal-legislative-action-alerts

Mark
Mark
3 years ago
Reply to  The Mechanic

Good Links! I don’t belong to JBS, but agree with many of the links positions enumerated, which surprised me!

The Mechanic
The Mechanic
3 years ago
Reply to  Mark

Thank you, Mark, But you don’t have to be a member to send free messages to your congress! Just click a link, fill out the email and zip and you’re ready to go…..

Mark
Mark
3 years ago
Reply to  The Mechanic

Yes, I noticed that and also noticed you can be notified of any new issues that may come up, I appreciate the links and the work they are doing!

John Dunlap
John Dunlap
3 years ago
Reply to  The Mechanic

I would also advise everyone to get their children OUT of public school, preferably to home school. I was actually taught in high school, by several so called teachers, that the JBS were a bunch of Nazis. They named that particular organization. This was in the early 80’s, long before standardized testing and Harvey Milk day, so I can only imagine how much worse it is now. It took me about fifteen years to recover from my public education, roughly five of them realizing that the JBS is composed of some of the sanest people on the planet and Alex… Read more »

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
3 years ago
Reply to  John Dunlap

D, I agree and lay in a year’s worth of canned goods for each person in the family; at least one weapon and a years worth of ammunition for each member of the family; and a Fariday cage.

John Dunlap
John Dunlap
3 years ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

Would that I could afford to do that. We’re working on it in increments. I don’t think the Faraday cage is all that useful, with the exception of replacement parts for your vehicle’s engine computer systems. The reason I say that is that a Faraday cage is only useful to protect stored electronics from the effects of an electromagnetic pulse, and there’s a huge fly in the ointment. I’m referring to the twenty-something nuclear power plants in the U.S., many of which are the same antiquated GE 1st generation design that blew up at Fukushima Daiichi. In the event of… Read more »

otropogo
otropogo
3 years ago
Reply to  John Dunlap

“This is not a survive in place event; everyone who values their life will be heading as far South as possible at best speed” Do you expect the Mexicans to give you and your family free passage? Ditto for the Colombians. Even if you could join up with armoured units of the US army, I think it would be harder to survive than staying in place. The trick is to be in a place with a chance of survival when it happens. Definitely not a metropolis, especially not one on an island. Those who don’t have helicopters or power boats… Read more »

John Dunlap
John Dunlap
3 years ago
Reply to  John Dunlap

otropogo, you missed the point. If this happens, 90% of the world’s population is dead, including Mexico’s, as ALL of the heavily interconnected tech we depend on for food, water, medical, etc. simply ceases to function, even without the multiple melt downs. NO hospitals will be functioning after the first week, as supplies of medications and basic supplies will have been exausted, and no more is being manufactured. And yes, a percentage on both sides will be cut down in the fighting as a flood of refugees moves South. Plus, there isn’t enough agricultural capacity south of the equator to… Read more »

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
3 years ago
Reply to  John Dunlap

@otropogo, I am with John D, and I think that I will be among the 10% surviving. If your plan is to flee, that is fine. At least you have a plan. Some of us already have a plan and are putting the plan in place as fast as finances allow.

Pistol Pete
Pistol Pete
3 years ago

Every gun control measure I have see does nothing to gun out of the wrong hands.
It only takes guns out of the hands of law abiding citizen no matter what country they are from
Wake up people of the world! It is all about enslaving the people of the world, to total government Enslavement.
I will not comply!!!!

Jim S
Jim S
3 years ago
Reply to  Pistol Pete

Agreed
They have this misguided belief that once ALL guns are gone their will no longer be any gun deaths. What they ignore is the terrorist will adapt and either find guns or switch to alternative methods to kill like trucks, car bombs, knives, chainsaws, propane tanks, pressure cookers and on and on..

Tionico
Tionico
3 years ago
Reply to  Jim S

baseball bats. Remember a couple years back when, in Merrie Auld England, some of the “furriners” roamed about causing serious physical harm to the locals, which locals suddenly comrehended their disadvantage and, seeking to rectify that, turned to the purchase of bats….. some six thousands of them in a couple of weeks, whereupon the EverLoving All Wise All Pervasive British Government outlawed the sale of… BATS!!!!!! No guns for the Limeys for far too long, victimising them, when they determined, in a rare instance of standing up for themselves, to arm themselves with SOMETHING somewhat effective against street thugs. Said… Read more »

Aardvark
Aardvark
3 years ago
Reply to  Jim S

The more gun restrictions that are imposed, the bigger the black market for guns becomes, meaning the more guns that are available to criminals. Disarming law abiding people only leads to those people becoming defenseless against criminals and government tyranny.

Mark
Mark
3 years ago
Reply to  Pistol Pete

It’s not just about guns, why do you think there is such a push for self driving cars? There is a NTSB/DOT push for 0 traffic deaths by 2030 or some such nonsense! They don’t even want you to control your car. This is about total control of every part of your life.

John Dunlap
John Dunlap
3 years ago
Reply to  Mark

The appropriate label is Technocracy. It was popular among the self anointed elite back in the 1920’s and 30’s, then revived in a warmed over version in 1970 by Zbigniew Brzezinski in his book, “Between Two Ages: America’s Role in the Technetronic Era.” He went on to found the Trilateral Commission with David Rockefeller. He’s also a member of the CFR and the Bilderberg group, and has been a poisonous influence in our government, shoulder to shoulder with Henry Kissinger, ever since. I suggest you take a look at Patrick Wood’s website. Just search for Technocracy news, it should pop… Read more »

Eaglesnester
Eaglesnester
3 years ago

What I find incredulous is that the citizens of the various countries that are members of the EU allow their nations to be drawn into such nonsense. The United States would never allow that to happen in spite of traitor John Kerry and Bathhouse Berry

Laddyboy
Laddyboy
3 years ago
Reply to  Eaglesnester

AGREED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aardvark
Aardvark
3 years ago
Reply to  Eaglesnester

At least Great Britain voted to exit the EU.

2 Amender
2 Amender
3 years ago

Steve Mandrackie…!.
Your alluding to “Star Trek” is on the money…..
Not until the least of all humans, on this planet, can order….”tea, hot, Earl Grey”…..from the opening in the bulkhead of a starship known as the ‘matter transformer’, will true equal status be achieved.
Until that time, humans must resist the elitists…..who would enslave us, for sure!

Tionico
Tionico
3 years ago
Reply to  2 Amender

even after that time, because of human nature there will remain elitists who will take it upon themselves “for our betterment” to limit just how much of that “tea, hot, Earl Grey” we can imbibe at our OWN pleasure. Face it, SOMEONE willl decide that the amount of caffeine in Earl Grey tea mandates we limit ourselves to two cups per day……. or else.

Aardvark
Aardvark
3 years ago
Reply to  2 Amender

I believe they called that the “replicator”. Otherwise, right on!

Steve Mandrackie
Steve Mandrackie
3 years ago

The EU and UN are trying to set themselves up as a world government. World governments only work in fantasies such as Star Trek. Let’s remember to keep fantasy from encroaching and overwhelming reality.

Rock
Rock
3 years ago

100% correct on BOTH points ! The FIRST thing put in place during a tyrannical government takeover is disarmament, and that is a FACT ! The EU and UN are two of the biggest PANSIES out there, anywhere they have charge, terrorism grows……….. Also a FACT !

Steve M
Steve M
3 years ago
Reply to  Rock

Amen brother.

Tionico
Tionico
3 years ago

and we see just how well such overarching rulership works in the universe in those space flicks, too….

mark
mark
3 years ago

Who says they work even there? Every movie is about the crew of NCC 1701-something acting out in some way to save the Federation! So it doesn’t even work in the fantasies!

Steve Mandrackie
Steve Mandrackie
3 years ago

The EU and the UN don’t have the right or the mandate to dictate to the citizens of sovereign nations. This concept must be clearly understood and ridgedly enforced.

peeticek
peeticek
3 years ago

EU law and directions are above the law and even above the constitution of each state in the EU. Sad, but true. This czech activity is about earning of political points, cause they have election coming this year. They know, that even if this pro gun right will be a constitutional one, eu anti gun rules will apply to czech citizens anyway. At that point, elected politicians will just say..oh God.. Eu is above our constitution, sorry guys.. You voted for us, we are the government now, but well, we signed up for eu few years ago and accepted their… Read more »