So the idea that allowing citizens to possess small arms to 'defend the country' is ridiculous.
Why? To defend their town, village or a neighborhood in case of war or whatnot. That makes a lot of sense.
No, I don't think so. It's not a god given right to have a gun
Really? Who are you to deny me right to buy what I want? Tyrant, upstart?
that is bad and needs to be changed.
And I definitely wouldn't want someone granting permissions just because he wants to win votes.
Shouldn't have to grand permission for something that should be within your right. What is Polish passport? confirmation of the citizenship or identity card for peasants.
So you do have a proof (and not only your assumption) that they wouldn't get the permit!
Generally they don't. That is what ROMB is complaining about, you can have all legal requirements fulfilled to a T, and some unelected Dick can refuse you (and does, more oft than not) that 'permit' on a whim or expecting a little brown envelop.
In fact power of discretion vested by law on bureaucracy is one of reasons that bureaucracy in Poland is inefficient, corrupt and redundant.
they would suddenly find money
What are you about?>
Why would they invest money into something that wouldn't guarantee them return of their investments i.e. permit?