Most people inside and outside of the US believe that this country’s gun ownership rate is unique, but that’s not exactly true. Though America has the most privately owned guns per capita, there are other countries that aren’t too far behind us, such as Serbia, Yemen, Cyprus, and many Western nations like Finland and Switzerland. In most cases, these countries don’t have access to the same kind of firearms that we do, but nonetheless there are a ton of guns floating around in these places.
What really separates the US from every other country in the world, is that we have the right to bear arms preserved in our constitution. Technically, Honduras and Mexico have the same right in their constitutions, but in both cases it comes with a lot of restrictions. Their right to bear arms doesn’t have any teeth. The Swiss are known for letting many of their citizens own guns, but gun ownership for most Swiss citizens is more of a duty than a right.
America stands alone in this regard. We’re the only country with a constitution that gives civilians a clear and explicit right to own and carry firearms. In every other nation, civilians don’t own firearms unless their governments let them.
That however, is about to change. While most EU governments are eyeing more restrictive gun laws, the Czech Republic is about to add the right to bear arms to its constitution.
Czech Lawmakers have passed legislation in the lower parliament that would see the right to bear firearms enshrined in the country’s constitution in a move directed against tighter regulations from the European Union.
The legislation was passed with 139 deputies agreeing to the amendment to the constitution with only nine deputies voting against. The amendment will now be considered by the Czech Senate where it will require a supermajority of three-fifths of the members in order to pass into law, Die Presse reports.
Similar to the U.S. second amendment to the Constitution, which gives Americans the right to keep and bear arms, the Czech legislation reads: “Citizens of the Czech Republic have the right to acquire, retain and bear arms and ammunition.”
The amendment also notes that the right is there to ensure the safety of the country, similar to the provision of a “well-regulated militia” in the American amendment.
After the bill passes through the senate, it’s expected to be signed into law by President Milos Zeman, who changed his mind on privately owned guns last year. “Earlier I spoke often about limiting the ability to have large quantities of weapons. But after the terrorist attacks, I have changed the idea.”
Though the Czech Republic has always had loose gun laws compared to its neighbors, this law represents a major shift in the European public’s stance on firearm ownership. If anything, it could be just the tip of the iceberg. All across the continent, as migrants grow more violent and as terror attacks become more frequent, we’re seeing Europeans buy more firearms. In some cases, firearm sales have spiked by 350%.
If there’s any silver lining to the massive influx of migrants into Europe over the past few years, it’s that it has taught ordinary Europeans how important it is to let civilians own firearms.
The Czechs and the Poles are the only European countries that know what is really happening.
All I can say is…God Bless Them! So great to see people waking up around the world.
Hey Cxech’s, Good Luck, Catch us if you can.
Law-Abiding Citizens Have More Than 600 Million Firearms in America
Posted at 11:46 am on June 27, 2017 by Jenn Jacques
We’ve all seen this meme around the interwebs, right?
“Legal gun owners have over 200 million guns… and 12 trillion rounds of ammo. Seriously, people… if we were a problem, you’d know it!”
I’ve also seen one that claims we have over 400 million guns and 24 trillion rounds of ammunition. The fact is, while there is no definitive way to tally all the firearms in the United States, it is commonly accepted and reported that there are roughly 300 million firearms in the hands of law-abiding Americans.
But has anyone else noticed that number hasn’t moved in years, even in the 8 years Obama sparked an increase in gun sales, the gun run during Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, and after the NICS background checks system set new records for 15 straight months?
So what if that “300 million” estimate is wrong?
According to Weapons Man, it is:
We believe that the correct number is much higher — somewhere between 412 and 660 million. You may wonder how we came to that number, so buckle up (and cringe, if you’re a math-phobe, although it never gets too theoretical): unlike most of the academics and reporters we linked above, we’re going to use publicly available data, and show our work.
What if we told you that one ATF computer system logged, by serial number, 252,000,000 unique firearms, and represented only those firearms manufactured, imported or sold by a relatively small number of the nation’s tens of thousands of Federal Firearms Licensees?
After explaining the logic behind their equation and showing his work, I’m convinced we have more than 600 million guns in America, more than double what is reported by the media.
So… how do ya like them apples?! Think it’s time for a new meme, patriots.
Link: ht tps://bearingarms.com/jenn-j/2017/06/27/more-than-600-million-firearms-in-america/
Crack,you have no link to weaponsman,that site is unfortunately in hiatus at the moment as the author,Kevin”Hognose”Obrien died.I went to his memorial and was a great turnout of family/friends/3 generations of special forces folks including a honor gaurd from the 5th special forces/readers,contributors to his site,a great memorial.His works are archived and a visit to the site will bring up all the articles over the years,including a lot of good weapons tech articles,suggest readoers when time permits give it a look if you have not in the past.
I think you are on to something.
I too want to welcome the Czechs to our exclusive club! Start arming the people instead of the governments. When the government wants to confiscate and limit gun ownership, it is time to change the government! Really, it is that simple!
Yep!! I agree.
If I remember reading correctly, in the US, there were 25 million new concealed registrations for 2016. A record year, almost doubled from 2014.
I’ve posted this before…
1000 people with 1000 rnds each has 1 million rounds as a group.
If 24 Trillion rounds existed in the US (preferably private hands) then that equates to (get this) 3000 rounds roughly per man, woman and child on planet earth…. or if 12 trillion is the case, then that equates to 1500 rounds per human.
How many people do you know that have less than 1,000 rounds?
7K-8K here.. lol and it ain’t enough. I would shoot a lot more on my BOL range right now, but the deer are nesting. Hate to fire up the nursery with gun fire. Will be back at it in a few months after they all run off just before Season opens up for Bow.
Tomorrow is opening day for scallop hunting. Central FL Gulf Coast. Look for the white shell in the sea grass 4 to 5 ft down. Excellent for snorkelers. Get a bucket and steam them up in butter and garlic. Yummy.
Enjoy the truck traffic, the boat traffic, and the scallops.
One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter
Yep Bulgaria, Romania, and Yugo as well all considering the same thing. Things are changing in Europe just as they are here in USA.
The Nordics, Germany and France are the real problems and they will all fail by their whacked policies. Belgium is one of the worst as well.
Disarming the General Public, never works out too well for the General Public does it? As history shows.
FREE MEN NEVER EVER GIVE UP THEIR GUNS OR WEAPONS OR AMMO. ONLY SLAVES DO.
Boy, I hope the NRA doesn’t get involved because they will ban the good weapons and also require govt permission to own a gun. NRA pieces of $hit.
Gandhi, AMEN about the NRA. They always COMPROMISE with TPTB on the 2A. I don’t give a dime to them.
So true! They know the true story regarding all of those no good, violent, dirty, lazy INVADERS taking over Eastern Europe and moving westward! Wake up when it comes to these radical, violent Muslim types my fellow citizens.
THE BEST FUCKING NEWS I HAVE HEARD IN A LONG TIME!!!!
I WILL SPEND MY TOURIST MONEY IN THE CZECH REP POLAND AND HUNGARY
The PM of Hungary, Victor Orban, has been awake and aware for a number of years. Hungary also has a Christian Constitution. Great country. Budapest is a beautiful city. Great Harley Davidson shop downtown. Stop by if you are in town and get the t-shirt!
Interesting how many of the former Soviet bloc nations are leading the fight for freedom. They are moving to the right as the US moves to the left!
Ironic, ain’t it?
Maybe the Europeans are finally wising up? Hope so.
Not the bunch of fools in Western Europe, no chance of that one anytime soon my friends…Just keep on allowing the filthy Muslims to keep invading and see how that works out for ya’ folks.
The 2A merely affirms a natural right. It “grants” nothing.
You bring up a good point about “rules” and natural law.
In the circus, they use heavy chains to hold down baby elephants, whom constantly fight and pull against them until their will is broken and they simply give up. From then on, a simple light rope and leather collar is all that is needed. They could easily snap the rope in a second. However, they’ve been brain washed into staying put.
Think man is any different? If Man’s strengths are not in his might, but his thinking, then what leases are being deployed to keep him a dumbed down, overweight and preoccupied, obedient sloth? I don’t know, nor have I met any gun owners whom fit that description. Hmmm.
Faux Liberte’ those are some interesting points. I’m a gun owner and I know I don’t fit that description.
Since it’s in the interests of the wealthy and powerful to keep the populace weak and defenseless, I suspect that the (corporate-controlled) media will whoop it up over every accidental shooting and misuse of firearms, while giving little or no publicity to those who use arms responsibly to thwart crime. They will never stop trying to take power away from the common folk.
You know…. just like here.
Karl V, it’s a safe bet the MSM in the EU will damn sure do that.
Hope they pull a IIA off before TPTB get the situation hotter than it is now.
How many like this will you find here?
Models are paid to look good, I was paid to be a bad m-£er
That was just SOOO beautiful, boyo!! Thank you!! the world is changing– in some ways for the better. 🙂
—an old lady
Here is the full meal deal on these women and volunteer foreign fighters as well with the Kurds!
Finally someone in europe is showing some sense. I applaud them and the Polish for being real and aware!
A well regulated Militia; Stop here for a moment-if one could venture back in time and capture the mindset of those great men in those fearful days, one would realize that a particular fear is spoken and understood here by those living then. A well regulated Militia was a Standing Army and the Founders were justifiably terrified of it at the same time knowing of its necessity. In case of invasion, the unregulated Militia, consisting of farmers, merchants, etc., could be called upon to help but the Standing Army would always be a fearsome institution. And so, because it was a necessary evil, the People would never be denied their right and their duty to defend against it should things go wrong. That was an unlikely scenario in a Constitutional Republic but the Founders knew that in the future the country could devolve into an idiotic Democracy. That’s another story.
Having Hitler run roughshod over them then the USSRs boot on their throat for 45 years has educated the populace. Their “sheep” are not completely domesticated. TPTB would reasonably infer that this trend may increase in public acceptance in other European nations like Shall Issue concealed carry (now in places Constitutional carry) has become in the US. The Monarchistic indoctrinated British and authority loving Germans will be last.
Glad to see that SOMEONE in Europe still has some sense in addition to the Swiss. Kevin2, I once knew someone from Poland who survived both the German and Russian occupations. he was very clear to me that the Russians were the worst of the two. Everyone in Poland knew that the Soviets were responsible for the Katyn Forest massacre of Polish military and civilians but the official ‘party line’ was that the Nazis were responsible. For decades it was illegal in Poland to publicly blame the Soviets for the massacre. Shortly after WW2, some Polish civilians were kidnapped and taken to the gulags. There was never anything noble about the Soviet occupation of Eastern Europe.
The Swiss are changing and not for the better.
Damn liberal fools…good luck to those damn clowns – they best pull their heads out of their asses and do it yesterday if they want to survive down the line.
Judge just overturned (Temporarily) California’s magazine ban.
Patriot,a start but does not cover sales of new mags with a more then 10 round capacity,me guess is those inclined already had that covered and tis just a issue of restriction and not hurting those inclined for larger magazine capacity,still,must be fought.
Congrats to govt.s actually waking up,keep pushing people ‘s of Europe,will be harder but this war for your countries/culture not lost,Yet!
Well, you really would not need a 2A if you didn’t have people that think you should need govt background checks or limits for what you can have. The mooselimbs just get the best available stuff and ignore the “rules”. Charlton Heston “bless his commie heart” would be on a magazine cover holding up a Swiss Army knife saying,”from my cold dead hands.”
Gandhi, I don’t Follow any type of LIMITS. NOBODY tells me WTF I can or can’t have.
Smart, I bet you have great anti-aircraft missiles.
I bet you can’t have a Brand New Truck or a Credit Card of any kind or a BOL in your name. WTF eh Brave.. lol
Yep. Good for them. I only care about our 2nd amendment.
The best cheapest thing America could have done after the collapse of the U.S.S.R. was flood the newly freed countries with guns of all sorts.
Once the communist governments collapsed they went through a period of not knowing who or what was gunning things as the old faded away without a replacement. People went to work and didn’t get paid but still went to work not knowing what to do.
The best think that could have happened is to not encroach NATO to the Russia border leaving the former eastern block not aligned as was promised when the wall fell. We don’t beed a frightful west or east as it benefits no one.
Every day the world leaders should get up and say, “My goal today is how do I prevent war”. Anything after that is icing on the cake. The US has no business overthrowing Iraq as there were no WMDs, likewise Libya and now Syria. You look for trouble you find it; the US is not just looking but provoking.
US govt has been (((Communist))) since 1913.
running not gunning
need not beed
The last thing the US wants are people that actually control their respective governments. They want the illusion of such without the reality. Guns are too damn real for their agenda.
This video is a good wake up call that tells us about the current state of events.
And as for you trolls who keep calling bullshit on my post, you wont be winning this one. WW3 is literally knocking on our door. If you think chi-coms ain’t coming here, you better think again.
I thought again, so when are the Chi-coms really coming Hcks? Invading Houston, let is know. lol
Literally? Any pics available?
No place else to put this one. CNN is retracting and/or apologizing for most of the fake stories about Trump and the Russians. Why? CNN is owned by Time Warner. AT&T is buying/merging with Time Warner for 85 billion dollars. The merger has to be approved by the Trump Administration. Oops!
Finall,some good news from Europe
Don’t involve the NRA idiots, they will screw it all up to the point you will require government permission to own a gun.
If it weren’t for the NRA ILA the US would be Australia at best and Great Britain at worst. They are the most effective grassroots lobbying group in the US. They’re also pragmatic and strategic which was shown dealing with the 1994 Clinton Assault Gun Ban / Magazine Ban. The political fortunes were such with Democrat majorities that we are going to eat it. Strategically a 10 year expiration was put in. A decade later with far better political fortune the ban expired. That was strategic brilliance. The push for “Shall Issue” that morphs into “Constitutional Carry” is another victory accomplished by the strategic foresight of the NRA ILA.
Kevin2, why do you always defend the NRA when “they” were instrumental in getting the arms bans in that they are so gallantly fighting (supposedly) now? They are rediculous. If you believe NRA propaganda then you must also believe that only “they” can save your rights and has nothing to do with someone willing to fight. They roll over for every fag in congress and make millions convincing you that it was better than nothing. Grow a pair.
Shout out to Dr. David Duke on the eve of his 67th birthday. Fighting for the rights of white people of European descent for the past 54 years, he has carried the cause of survival of the white race at a time when those in power are doing everything to wipe out Europeans by genocide through massive coordinated migration of nonwhites into predominantly white Countries. Dr. Duke I salute you. Thank you. And, HAPPY BIRTHDAY. ??
Whites will be extinct in Europe in the very near future. They are disappearing quickly. The inferior races always disappear as they are too weak to thrive. Good job Davey Duke! Duke the PUKE!
The only Hawaiians, I see are on the Hawaiian Punch juice can. You look nutty. The Lost snowflakes I see, are all on Milk Cartons. Lost their Mommys.
CrackHeadSkumSkull: that’s the best you can come up with? No wonder your race is dying out. Too fugging dumb to retort!
B from Ca, save me some cake.
Probably a white inverted funnel cake. LOL.
At Duke’s BDay party all the White table clothes had eyeholes cut out of them, just in case.
One thing about the KKK, They nailed it back in the late 1950 and 1960’s with their message of what this Race thing was all about and how it was going to destroy America, They predicted exactly right. The KKK Knew. America should have listened. We would not be having this kind of Black Lives Matter rioting going on would we? or the 6 sided star creep Soros funding it either. He would be in prison or hanging from a tree as well. No sir, What we got now is a Country full of Free shit army Turds living off of our wealth stealing and destroying it all. Just like the founders of the NAACP planed to happen. Equal everything. lol Its a Race to the bottom.
1960’s Ku Klux Klan Rally Speeches, and interviews with KKK Supporters
Only your enemies want you disarmed?
I realize that the vast majority of the public is averse to the historical and lawful fact that the 2nd amendment does read “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State”, but none-the-less it does have those words in it.
Militia, in this nation, is not only a right, but also a duty. State militia statutes were not made void upon the signing of the Constitution. They were, in effect, made mandatory by the fact that the states needed to comply with Article 1, Section 8, Clause 15.
The avoidance of the fact that militia was not voluntary is due to, what most should recognize as an aversion to making any commitment to some form of sacrifice. Militia requires that you own a firearm comparable to that of regular army, and that you train at least 4 times a year.
Its not that the historical record doesn’t show this, but rather that people become ambivalent, and in some cases want to make sure that the state can lay a boot upon our necks.
One more thing that I forgot to add. The first law of this nation is the Declaration of Independence. From that document comes our RIGHT to keep and bear arms.
“WE hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness—That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed, that whenever any form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it…”
In this nation we believe that our rights come from a Creator. No man can interfere with those rights. The Bill of Rights simply enumerated some critical that some believed to be crucial to block the State.
Belt-Feds for the people !!!! What we need in the US right now is to go for full repeal of the GCA 1934 and the American people can arm up with the most modern firearms that have been limited to LE and Armed Forces for nearly a century. I bet Czech Repulbic won’t restrict fully automatic weapons like the dumb asses here in America have for the last 80 years !
Should be a Law: Everybody MUST own a gun.