Italian Youtuber Freetom that focuses on issues of liberty and freedom interviews Czech gun owners about local laws and practice of concealed carry.
Back in April 2022 I was contacted by an Italian Youtuber, who wanted to make video about firearms in the Czech Republic. The request was rather specific – he wanted to interview minority gun owners. Women, elderly, immigrants, LGBT.
After receiving Tommaso’s “media background check”, courtesy of a member of Italian gun organization, I asked suitable readers of zbrojnice.com to volunteer.
In the first of two-part series, Freetom interviews two Czech female gun owners.
Teresa is a specialist in the field of medical devices. Apart from carrying a firearm, she also undergoes advanced shooting training, including CQB and active killer elimination.
Elen (accompanied by her husband) is an English teacher and photographer who has had horrible experience while living in “gun-free” England. Now, back to her home country, she not only carries a pistol, but also has experience with reaching for it in situations of imminent threat. Luckily, similarly as vast majority of gun owners, she hasn’t had to actually shoot it.
Zbrojnice.com is a website focusing on practical, legal, cultural and societal issues of civilian firearms possession. Second main focus of the website concerns Czech laws on self defense. Vast majority of content is in Czech language.
If you want to learn more about firearms in the Czech Republic, you can start with the following Wikipedia articles in English:
- History of Czech civilian firearms possession
- Gun law in the Czech Republic
- Self-defence law (Czech Republic)
You may also find interesting the following interviews in English that deal mostly with firearms possession in other European countries:
- Jim Smith: Legally armed and properly trained populace assist the government with safety and stability
- Pia Clerté: It is not possible to have any tool for the purpose of self-defense in Sweden
- Vítor Teixeira: The gradual erosion of gun rights in Portugal since 2006
- Hans Deutsch: Possession and carrying of firearms for protection is considered a taboo in Germany
- Mike Lindsay: Having any tool for purpose of self-defense is a crime in the UK
- Callum Long-Collins: A man whose guns were confiscated for committing a thought-crime
- Tomasz W. Stępień: In Firearms United we expect the EU to go hard after legal gun owners in 2020
- MEP Dita Charanzová: I don’t understand how the EU Commission managed to avoid responsibility for its past failure to deliver legislation on deactivation of firearms
- Shane Jones: South Carolina church armed security volunteer