Majority of Czechs want stricter law on gun ownership

The majority of Czechs would like to see stricter legislation on gun ownership, but not a complete ban, according to the results of a January survey by the STEM agency. Respondents said they would like to see more frequent medical examinations introduced for gun owners, including mandatory psychological tests, as well as a limit on the number of weapons a person can own. The debate on gun ownership rules was sparked by the December shooting at the Prague Faculty of Arts, in which a lone gunman killed 14 people and injured another 25. Police said the 24-year-old attacker had a legal permit for eight weapons, including two long guns.