In the east of the Czech Republic, a local resident, as part of an arms amnesty, notified the police about his pink T-34 tank and the SU-100 self-propelled artillery mount. This was reported on Twitter by the Czech police.
Police spokeswoman Iva Kormosova told the Czech newspaper CTK that the citizen had owned weapons legally since the 1990s, but doubted that they were sufficiently emaciated. Therefore, she said, he reported everything to the police as a precautionary measure.
The specialists examined the tank and the self-propelled gun, after which they concluded that it was impossible to shoot from them. However, the police considered the equipment not safe enough and transferred it to the category of “prohibited weapons”.
Nevertheless, it was decided to leave both the tank and the gun mount with the current owner. “They are legally registered with him and do not pose a danger,” said the spokeswoman.
The arms amnesty in the Czech Republic began at the end of January 2021 and will last until July. People can surrender illegally held weapons or ammunition without explanation and without subsequent punishment. They can also apply to register illegal weapons in order to keep them.
It is noted that Czech citizens have already had the opportunity to take advantage of such an amnesty four times; thousands of weapons and hundreds of thousands of ammunition have been handed over to the authorities.