The Washington Post however, laughed at the idea and said "Never mind that there are fewer than 4,000 Muslims in this country of 10 million people--gun purchases spiked. One shop owner in East Bohemia, a region in the northern center of the Czech Republic, told a local paper that people were scared of a 'wave of Islamists.'
So they're saying 'how can there be a wave of Islamists with only 4 thousand Muslims?'
Well, it doesn't really take a wave. It doesn't even take a village. It takes one fundamentalist with a car, a knife, a truck, a gun, a pressure cooker and so on, to kill non-believers.
And with the wave of refugees flooding into borderless Europe, it makes good sense to be a country that is armed and dangerous. If Europe remains a soft target for Islamists, it's going to get worse.
Czech President Milos Zeman urged citizens to arm themselves agains a possible "super Holocaust" carried out by Muslim terrorists. He even had the audacity to use the politically incorrect term 'Muslim'.
Now the Czech interior ministry is pushing for a constitutional change to allow citizens to actually defend themselves against terrorists. Imagine that.
The vote comes in a few months and must be approved by Parliament.
The Czech Republic has about 800,000 registered firearms and 300,000 with gun permits. To purchase a gun you must be 21, pass a gun knowledge test and have no criminal record. By law, you can use your weapon to protect your property or when in danger, but must prove you face a real threat.
If somebody is screaming "Allahu Akbar" and trying to run you and your family over with an 18-wheeler, is that considered a real threat?
France, in its incredible lack of wisdom, pushed for stricter gun law policies in the wake of the 2015 Paris terror attacks.
That makes perfect suicidal sense.