Police likely to be given powers to confiscate owners’ guns in homes

Police will probably be given the right to seize guns where the owner lives following a debate on proposed changes to gun license rules in the lower house of parliament. Seizure should be allowed if the mental state of the owner has changed to such an extent that they could be a danger to the public. But a proposal to cut the current gun permits from 10 years to five will not now probably be passed. The news rules are being prepared followed the Uherský Brod shooting in February 2015 when eight people were shot dead by a sole gunman. The Senate still has to debate the final shape of the law.

Author: Chris Johnstone