India's "First Gun for Women"

India's "First Gun for Women"

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    India's "First Gun for Women"

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    "According to media reports, the gun is meant for women to defend themselves from sexual advances.

    It is the smallest revolver made in India and is reportedly ideal to fit in a purse or a small handbag, the Times of India reported.

    Priced at nearly $2,000 (Rs 1,22,360), the gun was described as the Indian hybrid of a Webley & Scott and a Smith & Wesson. It is a .32 bore light weight revolver, weighing a pound.

    Nearly 80% of the 80 formal inquiries and over 20 bookings are from women, Abdul Hameed, the general manager of IOF, told the Times of India.

    In order to make the gun more appealing and attractive to its target clientele, it will come in special boxes lined with velvet, according to the company."


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    Reading the Twitter comments, arming oneself is not popular in India. Because it'll make them violent like us. Because the guns will just be bought by men to commit violence on women....
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    That country needs to get a clue and drop its idiotic heathen gun laws. Something like that is only necessary when incompetent, power hungry socialists are in charge. Bonus of getting them out of power: maybe more people will actually get to go to bed without being hungry there too.

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    NAGRI is gnawing away at India's stupid laws. But India inherited the Raj's bureaucracy from the British, and the anti-gun laws were there from the very beginning.

    India has no history of private gun ownership for the people; they were strictly toys for the rich. Guns were never a right, so it's all an uphill battle for India's gunheads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peckman28 View Post
    That country needs to get a clue and drop its idiotic heathen gun laws. Something like that is only necessary when incompetent, power hungry socialists are in charge. Bonus of getting them out of power: maybe more people will actually get to go to bed without being hungry there too.
    the Colonial British were Hungry Socialists?
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    I don't have a problem with other countries having restrictive gun laws, it provides a place for people that don't like US gun laws a place to move to.
    Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around laws. Plato

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kavalander View Post
    the Colonial British were Hungry Socialists?
    In a certain sense. More to the point, India has been more-or-less socialist since.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kavalander View Post
    the Colonial British were Hungry Socialists?
    They couldn't find a decent steak or even a burger to save their lives.
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    It is proven that rape is not a sexual gratification but is a form of power over the victim. India is not noted for their women's rights and I'm guessing these gang rapes are a means to keep women "in line." From what I read, their government turns the other way except in highly cited cases.
    A gun costing this much in a poor country serves no purpose.
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    Folks, you really need to click on the provided link and read the story as well as the comments posted below the story in order to reply intelligently in this thread and simultaneously staying on topic to the thread.

    The thread is not about the availability of Indian steaks and burgers.
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    Sure it does. It adds to the (very small!) pool of legal firearms in the country. Used ones will eventually appear on the market. And I'm sure the demand will, as usual in India, far exceed the supply, which will be restricted by the paper-shuffling bureaucracy.

    Somewhere along the way, plain old dirty capitalism will incite other manufacturers to think evil thoughts like, "hey, we could be making some money selling guns too!". And there's nothing like profit motive to drive political change...
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    India is a country that still has slavery, while they are not bought and sold as you see in the movies, they are born to it. Women are treat like slaves there if they are from the wrong class. We just had a case here Diplomat with a slave working for them here. Of course our current government allowed the Diplomat to escape justice and go home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Folks, you really need to click on the provided link and read the story as well as the comments posted below the story in order to reply intelligently in this thread and simultaneously staying on topic to the thread.

    The thread is not about the availability of Indian steaks and burgers.
    It's at least a first start and I'm glad to see at least that. The price for that gun, and the caliber, sucks. But at least it's a start.

    I had to stop reading the comments. I went apoplectic after the first 10 professional victim responses against the use of lethal force. More power to members who can get through it.

    The level of victim mentality from the people who ripped on the idea of using a gun for lethal force to stop rape/gang rape staggered me.

    It truly is pure victim mentality. They have no will or fight in them. They completely lack an understanding of the risk/cost involved to themselves physically/mentally. Protecting themselves from sociopathic predators using lethal force is worse than the act itself. Their delusion is stunning. These are gang rapes that lead to death/disfigurement/disease, let alone the lifetime emotional scars from the rape itself that fundamentally transforms the person you are. This is exactly what lethal force was designed to protect against.

    Their "anti gun solutions" mean less than nothing in the moment of predation. They allow the gang rape/predation to happen unabated, letting the life/death/emotional scar chips fall as they may for them.

    No thank you.
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    Weighing 1 lb, and costing 2K....I dont get it. Why not import something better & cheaper?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Betty View Post
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    "According to media reports, the gun is meant for women to defend themselves from sexual advances.

    It is the smallest revolver made in India and is reportedly ideal to fit in a purse or a small handbag, the Times of India reported.

    Priced at nearly $2,000 (Rs 1,22,360), the gun was described as the Indian hybrid of a Webley & Scott and a Smith & Wesson. It is a .32 bore light weight revolver, weighing a pound.

    Nearly 80% of the 80 formal inquiries and over 20 bookings are from women, Abdul Hameed, the general manager of IOF, told the Times of India.

    In order to make the gun more appealing and attractive to its target clientele, it will come in special boxes lined with velvet, according to the company."


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    Reading the Twitter comments, arming oneself is not popular in India. Because it'll make them violent like us. Because the guns will just be bought by men to commit violence on women....
    Yeah, the tweets really got under my skin tbh...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TRX View Post
    NAGRI is gnawing away at India's stupid laws. But India inherited the Raj's bureaucracy from the British, and the anti-gun laws were there from the very beginning.

    India has no history of private gun ownership for the people; they were strictly toys for the rich. Guns were never a right, so it's all an uphill battle for India's gunheads.
    But most british citizens want to make handguns legal again...
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