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11-8-2020, 10:51 UTC
[11.06.2020 12:05 UTC] Daniela Lazarová
Senate approves bill that would put gun owners’ rights in the constitution

The Senate has approved a constitutional amendment that would ensure that Czech citizens have a right to keep and bear arms in self-defence.

The bill, which would put gun owners’ rights in the constitution, is an effort to offset restrictive changes stemming from the European Union’s Firearms Directive, which the Czech Republic unsuccessfully challenged at the European Court of Law.

The fate of the proposed amendment will now be decided in the lower house.