Unless you’ve been living under a rock or only watching American news media you’re probably aware of the current crisis in Ukraine. While many media outlets have made it appear as though violent revolutionaries are fighting an otherwise peaceful government the truth is the Ukrainian police have been committing a lot of the violence. To this end the Ukrainian Gun Owners Association has put forth an argument favoring the unconditional right of Ukrainian citizens to bear arms:
Today every citizen of Ukraine understands why our country has hundreds of thousands of policemen. Last illusions were crushed when riot police used rubber batons and boots at the Independence Square on peaceful citizens.
After such actions we realize that it is not enough to only adopt the Gun Law.
As of today Ukrainian Gun Owners Association will start to work on the preparation of amendments to the Constitution, which will provide an unconditional right for Ukrainian citizens to bear arms.
People should have the right to bear arms, which will be put in written into the Constitution.
Authorities should not and will not be stronger than its people!
Armed people are treated with respect!
I have no idea of influential this organization is but it’s still interesting to see such an organization and that it is arguing in favor of the right to keep and bear arms. Ukraine is a prime example of what happens when the state is better armed than the people. While such disparity of force doesn’t mean the people cannot hold their own against the state it does mean that more people will die in order to beat back the state’s thuggery.