Skip to comments.Delhi women gun for licences; rape triggers big rush to acquire arms
Posted on 01/02/2013 3:10:40 PM PST by LucianOfSamasota
NEW DELHI: The horrific attack on Nirbhaya has led to a spurt in requests for gun licences from women. Since December 18, the day the news of the brutal gang rape appeared in newspapers, the licensing department of Delhi Police has received a total of 274 applications from women. In addition, it has also been flooded with hundreds of queries on how to obtain a licence.
"We have received over 1,200 calls since that day. These include not only the average working woman, but even students who travel long distances to colleges and even their concerned parents. They were eager to find out more on the procedure to acquire arms," said a Delhi police officer.
Delhi police sources say hundreds more had turned up at their office itself. "We had to patiently tell them that one needs to have a clear danger to one's life to be given a licence. However, some of the parents were not happy with our replies. They said that with even public transport no longer safe in the city, they just cannot take chances. When we told them this could not be reason enough, we were told to give in writing that their daughters were indeed safe on Delhi's roads," said a source.
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another place Prince Morgana won’t visit now.
The great equalizer. Refuse to be a victim!
Typically Indians *like* guns and want gun freedom, but they are saddled with strident British colonial gun control laws, created because the British were terrified of an armed revolt.
And the reason these laws haven’t changed is because the Indian political left is all in favor of gun control. Here is a good write up by a pro-gun Indian.
Good. The average woman has relatively little chance unarmed against the average unarmed man. Throw in the facts that the man gets to choose his target and the timing of the attack, with surprise, and these encounters will not end well for the vast majority of women. Even a very big man has relatively little chance against an armed woman who is willing to shoot, not at the ranges relevant for defending against a personal attack. Anti-gun is an inherently anti-woman position. I often wonder if that is why Obama and so many other leftists are anti-gun.
Mahatma Mohandas K. Gandhi, An Autobiography, pg 446, (Beacon Press paperback edition)
They could just put up some ‘no rape zone’ signs.
I really know nothing of the culture, so I am wondering. Is this sort of crime a common occurrence there that we are just now hearing about? Are these mohammedans doing it?