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    Gun Rights Movement in India

    Not open carry, but still interesting.

    http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/i...-control-crime

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    "Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest." Mahatma Gandhi
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    "Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest." Mahatma Gandhi
    I like that quote and it is very true, but Ghandi was a politician ( a very racist one) who did not practice what he preached and was a pretty bad guy to Indians who were not the same background as himself.
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    From the article:

    Already, there are eight illegal guns for every legal weapon in Delhi...
    Well, there's your problem! Too few legal guns out there with which honest, law-abiding people can defend themselves!

    ...and more than 90 percent of crimes are committed with unlicensed guns.
    Licensing, however, is not the solution, any more than is depriving law-abiding citizens with the means to defend themselves against armed criminals.

    Not the problem:

    Villagers bought his weapons to show off and protect themselves from wild animals and bandits. Schoolboys and college kids bought them to protect themselves in the cutthroat business of student politics.
    Also not the problem:

    ...there is a perception among a very large number of young people and even children that having a gun is not morally wrong."
    Here's their problem:

    But most of Sanjay's customers were criminal gangs who enjoyed the patronage of local politicians, who use thugs or "goondas" to influence voters and even capture polling booths during elections.
    This might be a problem, too:

    His best products, with barrels sourced from Rampur, another district in Uttar Pradesh, could be fired three times in rapid succession without overheating, and they never exploded in a customer's hand.
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