just about zero. That people are actually saying "Give us a chance to protect ourselves" is a step forward; my only problem is with this:
“Let there be no doubt, we are asking that all weapons will be issued
for self protection only, and to designated personnel that will undergo
thorough investigation and training by local authorities.”
Instead of pleading with the authorities to issue guns and train people, it really ought to be "Stop preventing us from owning arms and learning to use them for self-defense"; although, considering Europe, even this is drastic. And must've caused severe "Does this peasant actually think we would approve this?" among the EUnuchs.