There’s no question that the threat of terrorism is an international one, but different nations are taking different approaches to confronting that threat.
The Daily Caller, for example, reports that the lower house of the Czech parliament voted Wednesday to give citizens the right to use their guns to help secure the country. Though the bill passed by a large majority, it would have to pass the upper chamber and be signed by the president and even then, critics say it would be overruled by stricter gun rules adopted by the European Commission.
Czech Republic Plans To Combat Terrorism By Arming Its Citizens https://t.co/5M8Du0EsNt pic.twitter.com/RXiJWgZD8T
— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 30, 2017
Making their own 2nd Ammendment
— Pat McCarthy (@patmcca26543438) June 30, 2017
“This constitutional bill is in reaction to the recent increase of security threats, especially the danger of violent acts such as isolated terrorist attacks active attackers or other violent hybrid threats,” the bill read.
The vote in the Czech Republic comes just as Australia is gearing up for another round of its national gun amnesty program. Starting July 1, citizens will have three months to hand in guns without fear of prosecution. Why now?To help combat the growing threat of terrorism in the country by getting guns off the streets.The National Firearms Amnesty will begin on July 1 to remove unregistered and unwanted firearms from out streets. https://t.co/n8xvuk7vOo pic.twitter.com/08EmzkmZcP
— Michael Keenan MP (@MichaelKeenanMP) June 16, 2017
Australia responds to terror threat with 3-month amnesty to allow people to turn in illegal firearms w/o penalty https://t.co/t74VKCYkf5
— Nick Wing (@nickpwing) June 16, 2017
Police stations across Australia will become gun surrender sites in the first mass firearm amnesty since the Port Arthur massacre. #9Today pic.twitter.com/jlJzDSe5ya
— The Today Show (@TheTodayShow) June 15, 2017
#Australia announces national #gun amnesty. An inspiration for 2d amendment addicts in the US? #NRA https://t.co/MVHDeOnH2Z
— jean-paul marthoz (@jpmarthoz) June 16, 2017