Saturday 23 September 2017

Czech government tells its citizens to 'shoot terrorists yourselves'

Gun (Stock Image PA)
Gun (Stock Image PA)
Catherine Devine

Catherine Devine

Czech President Milos Zeman has urged citizens to arm themselves against a possible "super-Holocaust" carried out by Muslim terrorists.

According to The Washington Post, gun purchases spiked after the announcement despite there being fewer than 4,000 Muslims in the country which has a population of 10 million.

The country is trying to make a constitutional change that will allow citizens use guns against terrorists.

The parliament must approve the law which they say will save lives if an attack occurs and police are unable to make it to the scene.

Gun controls in the Czech Republic are lenient. Residents must be 21, pass a gun knowledge check and have no criminal record.

In the wake of terrorist attacks across Europe gun controls have become a controversial topic.

Amid tighter EU laws on gun access, despite the outcome of  the Czech parliament vote on the terrorist-hunting measure, gun laws in the Czech Republic are going to get stricter, according to The Washington Post.

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