\r\n\r\nThe lower house of the Czech parliament voted to put gun owners\u2019 rights in the constitution Wednesday, arguing it protects citizens from Islamist terrorists.\r\nThe European Commission passed\u00a0stricter gun laws\u00a0in December in response to a growing terror threat. The Czech Republic was one of three countries to oppose the changes, and it is now about to make it legal for citizens to use firearms to protect the security of the country.\r\n\u201cThis constitutional bill is in reaction to the recent increase of security threats, especially the danger of violent acts such as isolated terrorist attacks \u2026 active attackers or other violent hybrid threats,\u201d\u00a0a draft\u00a0of the bill reads.\r\nCritics argue the changes will\u00a0never take effect\u00a0as European Union directives overrule the proposed legislation.\r\n\u201cPutting it in the constitution is therefore nonsense,\u201d\u00a0Jan Farsk\u00fd, the deputy mayor of Chovanec, told Hospodarske Noviny.\r\nThe bill passed the lower house by a large majority. It will now go through the upper house before\u00a0President Milos Zeman can sign it into law. Zeman previously supported more restrictions on guns in the country but had a change of heart after a series of terror attacks across Europe.\u00a0(RELATED: Czech President Wants to Give Citizens More Guns In Response To Terror Threat)\r\n\u201cEarlier I spoke against possession of large amounts of weapons [in the hands of the people],\u201d Zeman said\u00a0in an interview\u00a0with newspaper Blesk in July, 2016. \u201cAfter those attacks, I do not think so any more.\u201d\r\nEU\u00a0recently\u00a0launched legal action\u00a0against the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary for\u00a0allegedly breaching their obligations to the union by refusing to take refugees.\r\nRead more at the Daily Caller\r\nContent created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.