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.
— 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.
— 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
— The Today Show (@TheTodayShow) June 15, 2017
— jean-paul marthoz (@jpmarthoz) June 16, 2017
I wonder if the NRA would allow America to do this? Rhetorical question.
Australia announces national gun amnesty – https://t.co/o154kF2L8z
— far2old (@gardeningishard) June 16, 2017
If the NRA would allow America do to this? That’s not how it works. That’s not how any of this works.
Australia reintroduces national gun amnesty to combat terrorism (GIVE UP GUNS TO COMBAT TERROR? WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) https://t.co/kjVRA3141c
— mike (@atasiding) June 16, 2017
Good luck 😶
— Jewhadi™ (@JewhadiTM) June 16, 2017
We are having a gun amnesty in Australia … I don't think it will collect many from the crims, only poor old farmers 😕
— Lloyd Bromfield (@lloydbromfield) June 16, 2017
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Tragic: 15 shot as Chicagoans host ‘Put the Guns Down’ events; The NRA is to blame how? https://t.co/cOnRcv5uve
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 28, 2016