Gun Politics in The Czech Republic - Self Defense With Firearms

Self Defense With Firearms

There are no specific legal provisions covering self-defense by a civilian using a firearm. The general provision regarding criminal aspects of self-defense are contained in § 29 (Necessary self defense) of the Criminal Code. General provisions regarding civil liability in respect of self-defense are contained in § 418 of the Civil Code.

In general, Czech penal theory recognizes certain classes of circumstances where criminal liability will be excluded in respect of actions which would normally attract a criminal penalty. These include "utmost necessity", "necessary self defense" and other cases involving "eligible use of a gun".

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