Parliament is expected to pass legislation allowing pistols to be carried for self-defense, the interior minister’s adviser says.
Ukrainians could gain the right to carry pistols for self-defense as early as next year, according to an adviser to the country’s minister for internal affairs.
Citing an unspecified poll, Viktor Andrusiv claimed on Sunday that 70% of Ukrainians support the relevant legislation, which was approved at the first stage by the country’s parliament on February 23 – the day before Russia launched its military offensive.
He said amendments were now being prepared for the second reading of the bill.
According to the explanatory note of the legislation, which was supported at the first reading by 274 out of 352 MPs, the law would allow citizens who find themselves “in a situation of extreme necessity” to protect their own, as well as other people’s “life and health,” with the use of firearms.
According to the note, “firearms are the most effective means for citizens to exercise their constitutional right to self-defense.” The legislation’s authors also claim that a “vast majority of the developed countries of the world” have provided their citizens with this right and thus reduced the number of violent crimes.
Oh, I can't wait to hear the anti-2A Crowd go into pretzel contortions explaining why this is good or bad, or good for Ukrainians but not Americans.
Testing...David Hogg, all gun-grabbing U.S. politicians and their duplicitous useful iditiots...awaiting comments...
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