Ukraine has suddenly embraced their own version of our second amendment rights, allowing civilians the right to bear arms and defend themselves amidst this Russian invasion:
Ukrainian parliament votes to allow civilians right to carry firearms amid fears of Russian invasion
— Lucas Tomlinson (@LucasFoxNews) February 23, 2022
Here’s a bit more from NDTV:
Ukraine’s parliament on Wednesday voted to approve in the first reading a draft law which gives permission to Ukrainians to carry firearms and act in self-defence.
“The adoption of this law is fully in the interests of the state and society,” the authors of the draft law said in a note, adding that the law was needed due to “existing threats and dangers for the citizens of Ukraine”.
I think this is a good move by the parliament but it sucks that it took a Russian invasion to bring them to this point. I don’t know how expensive guns are in Ukraine or how accessible they were before this, but I do wonder how people will acquire them that didn’t have them before. And also if there’s a ‘run on guns’ now that the new law has passed, I suspect it will be difficult to get one soon if you don’t have one.
I also expect that, say Ukraine manages to survive this invasion crisis, the parliament will then revoke this law. Because what the parliament grants the parliament can take away. Unlike here in America, where our Constitution recognizes that the right to bear arms is a God-given right that can’t be taken away by the government.