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    Polish Gvt Bans Wearing and Transporting Firearms in Warsaw For A Week

    I thought folks here might be interested to hear that in Poland the government has banned the wearing (concealed carry) and transportation (unloaded) of firearms in Warsaw for the week as world leaders meet for an anti-Iran conference. Obviously this regulation does not apply to any Iranian assassins that may be in town for the conference.

    It's interesting to see how easily a government can flip a lever and impose a ban. Thank the gods that it's just for a week... (this time)

    Here's a Google translation of an article on the ban:

    Prohibition of carrying and moving arms in Warsaw (February 11-15, 2019)
    by Olgierd Rudak • February 7, 2019 • 0 Comments

    Briefly and on the subject: in the Journal of Laws a regulation introducing a ban on carrying weapons and its relocation in unloaded state was published, which will apply in Warsaw from 11 to 15 February 2019 (ordinance of the Ministry of Interior and Administration on February 5, 2019 on the introduction of a temporary ban on carrying weapons and relocation of it in unloaded condition, OJ of 2019, item 233)

    It is prohibited to carry and move in the unloaded state all weapons in the city of Warsaw in the period from February 11, 2019 to February 15, 2019.

    The ban was introduced in connection with the organization of the Ministerial Meeting dedicated to building peace and security in the Middle East, to be held in Warsaw on 13-14 February 2019.

    For clarity, I will repeat:

    the ban applies to all types of weapons (not only firearms - but weapons are not a penknife);
    however, having a penknife during a mass event is an offense (Article 59 paragraph 1 of the law);
    a ban on carrying weapons does not apply to licensed security agencies, diplomats;
    violation of the ban is an offense for which you can be fined up to 5,000 PLN (Article 51, paragraph 2, point 10, uobia).

    The Regulation on the prohibition of carrying and transferring weapons comes into force on February 11, 2019.

    https://czasopismo.legeartis.org/201...eMPH4KE7FunlNA
    And some background on the conference in question:

    U.S. to host Iran-focused global meeting in Poland February 13-14

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States plans to jointly host a global conference focused on the Middle East, particularly Iran, next month in Poland, the U.S. State Department said on Friday.

    The meeting will take place in Warsaw on Feb. 13-14, it said in a statement.

    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif dismissed the planned event as a “desperate anti-Iran circus.”

    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News in an interview to air on Friday that the meeting would “focus on Middle East stability and peace and freedom and security here in this region, and that includes an important element of making sure that Iran is not a destabilizing influence.”

    Pompeo, who is on an eight-day visit to the Middle East, said the meeting would “bring together dozens of countries from all around the world, from Asia, from Africa, from Western Hemisphere countries, Europe too, the Middle East of course.”

    Pompeo has said during the tour that the United States is “redoubling” its efforts to put pressure on Iran and sought to convince allies that it is committed to fighting Islamic State despite President Donald Trump’s decision to pull U.S. troops out of Syria.

    Trump last year withdrew the United States from the 2015 Iran nuclear accord and moved to reimpose sanctions on Tehran. Other partners in the deal - including Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China - have sought to keep the agreement from unraveling, although in a shift earlier this week, the European Union moved to impose some sanctions on Iran.

    Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said in a statement that while his country supported the EU’s efforts to maintain the nuclear deal, the agreement “does not stop Iran from activities destabilizing the region” and he hoped the conference would bring closer the EU and U.S. positions.

    He said more than 70 countries were invited to the conference, including all EU members.

    Writing on Twitter, Iran’s Zarif said, “Reminder to host/participants of anti-Iran conference: those who attended last U.S. anti-Iran show are either dead, disgraced, or marginalized. And Iran is stronger than ever.”

    He went on to write that “while Iran saved Poles in WWII, it now hosts desperate anti-Iran circus.”

    The U.S. State Department said there were strong shared interests in Middle East stability.

    “The ministerial will address a range of critical issues including terrorism and extremism, missile development and proliferation, maritime trade and security, and threats posed by proxy groups across the region,” its statement said.

    On his Middle East tour, Pompeo is trying to shore up support in the region on a number of fronts, from the U.S. troop withdrawal from Syria to the rift between Saudi Arabia and Qatar to the killing of U.S.-based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-i...-idUSKCN1P518O
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    He went on to write that “while Iran saved Poles in WWII, it now hosts desperate anti-Iran circus.”


    The Iran of the 1940's was nothing like the Iran of 2019. Ideologies change and not always for the best. What is really interesting is how he phrases it "Iran saved Poles" instead of Iran saved Jews. The Iran of old was not a fan of Hitler or his final solution. Now Iran dreams of how it can finish Der Fuhrer's plan to exterminate the Jews and the now the state of Israel.
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    Yeah that bit caught my eye too.

    Also ironic is that it was Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (the guy the current government overthrew) that took in those Jews. "Heh, let's take credit for that thing our enemy did..."
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    I could live with that, being that it's a temporary security measure rather than an assault on firearms ownership rights. Would suck if there's an IPSC level 3 in Warsaw this week!

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    I noticed some IPSC competitions were cancelled...
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    Quote Originally Posted by IJ22 View Post
    I could live with that, being that it's a temporary security measure rather than an assault on firearms ownership rights. Would suck if there's an IPSC level 3 in Warsaw this week!
    What would suck for real is some innocent being attacked by an armed thug while disarmed by this nonsense.

    Priorities people!
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    To show that public safety isnít hurt by responsible individuals carrying to protect life, use the American experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe6167 View Post
    I noticed some IPSC competitions were cancelled...
    Psiakrev cholera!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IJ22 View Post
    Psiakrew cholera!!
    Come on bro, watch the language, there are women and children here
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    Quote Originally Posted by joe6167 View Post
    Come on bro, watch the language, there are women and children here
    Yeah but I put in two smileys so it's ok!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IJ22 View Post
    Yeah but I put in two smileys so it's ok!
    Also, I'm not sure if there are many women here, and certainly no children either!
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