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India's light-weight gun for women slammed
CNN ^ | 14 Jan 2014 | CNN

Posted on 01/14/2014 7:53:46 AM PST by James C. Bennett

Edited on 01/14/2014 8:04:26 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

New Delhi, India (CNN) - A light-weight gun named after an Indian gang rape victim has triggered a wave of criticism from advocates who call it "abhorrent."

Last week, an Indian state-run gunmaker introduced the .32-calibre revolver, made of titanium alloy, calling it a "valuable contribution to women's security."


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; gun; india; rape; violence

1 posted on 01/14/2014 7:53:47 AM PST by James C. Bennett
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To: James C. Bennett

I see India has the same sort of whiny gun control whack jobs as we do here in the US.

They would rather see a woman get raped, beaten and even killed before allowing them to defend themselves.


2 posted on 01/14/2014 7:57:18 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: James C. Bennett

Wrong message

Binalakshmi Nepram, founder of the Control Arms Foundation of India, described the new gun as “an insult.”

“Women in India feel this gun is not going to help in security,” she said. “And we do not believe the gun is a solution to ending sexual violence.”

She added that it sent the wrong message. Rather than prioritizing security for women, “the government is introducing expensive weaponry to sit in handbags. It’s an abhorrence to women,” she said.


Translation: WHAT! You want us to be capable of defending ourselves. Why don’t you put all of the ‘potential rapists’ in jail or something like that.


3 posted on 01/14/2014 7:58:32 AM PST by The Working Man
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4 posted on 01/14/2014 8:01:23 AM PST by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: James C. Bennett

Looks British....like a old Webley.
good for them...wanting their women to be able to defend themselves.


5 posted on 01/14/2014 8:02:02 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: James C. Bennett

It’s a sort of strange-looking thing, but looks good.

I suspect this “only 10 sold” is the liberal media creating a pre-production spin.


6 posted on 01/14/2014 8:02:55 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: James C. Bennett

“the government is introducing expensive weaponry to sit in handbags. It’s an abhorrence to women,”

Right. Better off just sitting there and being a target. Using force to defend yourself against a violent attacker might just make him angry. (Sarcasm)

Typical liberal drivel and typical write up by Communist Network News (CNN).


7 posted on 01/14/2014 8:05:12 AM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: James C. Bennett; All

India has Gun Control Nazis, too...

I may not be an expert in such matters, but rapists tend not to rape when parts of their brains are splattered out of their head...


8 posted on 01/14/2014 8:05:34 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: James C. Bennett

costs 122,000 rupees, (around $2,000),

Ouch!


9 posted on 01/14/2014 8:07:34 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Yorlik803

Looks serviceable. The Webley and Enfield revolvers were good guns and handled very well. Just looked odd to Americans.


10 posted on 01/14/2014 8:07:50 AM PST by Lion Den Dan
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11 posted on 01/14/2014 8:09:09 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Yorlik803

A simple,reliable, pistol in a calibre having minimal recoil so that smaller people can handle it is much preferable to either a big pistol that can’t be controlled or no pistol at all.

The Indian gun-control groups ignore M. Gandhi’s condemnation of the British for having deprived Indians of firearms many years past.

When the aggressors know they are LIKELY to get hurt or even die,they somehow manage to restrain themselves from attacking.


12 posted on 01/14/2014 8:11:07 AM PST by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

13 posted on 01/14/2014 8:20:06 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: James C. Bennett

Politicians like Bill Clinton or Hillary lesbians hate rape control.


14 posted on 01/14/2014 8:23:37 AM PST by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: BenLurkin
who call it "abhorrent."

At 2 grand for a crappy revolver, I agree.

15 posted on 01/14/2014 8:24:40 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: James C. Bennett
criticism from advocates...

Advocates for what, violent crime on women?
16 posted on 01/14/2014 8:26:38 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: hoosierham

Exactly.

We’ve had very few episodes of the “knock-out” game here in Florida where there’s concealed carry.

The one reported incident didn’t end well for the kid who started it—Trayvon something-or-other.


17 posted on 01/14/2014 8:31:50 AM PST by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: hoosierham

“When the aggressors know they are LIKELY to get hurt or even die,they somehow manage to restrain themselves from attacking.”

I have yet to read about a shooting at a gun show.


18 posted on 01/14/2014 8:33:53 AM PST by V_TWIN
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To: James C. Bennett

Is that rape rape, or just rape?


19 posted on 01/14/2014 8:33:55 AM PST by dangerdoc (I don't think you should be forced to make the same decision I did even if I know I'm right.)
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To: James C. Bennett

I see you are Australian, we Americans have fairly recently found out that there is rape as performed by a liberal, this can be forgiven and doesn’t necessarily even need to be punished.

Then there is rape rape, this would be a different kind of crime requiring the most severe types of punishment.

I don’t know if these rules are international and would affect other country’s statistics. We would need a qualified liberal to clarify this for us.


20 posted on 01/14/2014 8:38:45 AM PST by dangerdoc (I don't think you should be forced to make the same decision I did even if I know I'm right.)
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To: James C. Bennett

I call BS on the graphic. A more telling graphic would be to show the statistics on a per person basis.

Figures don’t lie, but liars use figures.


21 posted on 01/14/2014 8:39:17 AM PST by Quality_Not_Quantity (Liars use facts when the truth doesn't suit their purposes.)
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To: James C. Bennett

I question the veracity of that graphic. Too many muslims in India for rapes to be that low.


22 posted on 01/14/2014 8:39:35 AM PST by zeugma (Is it evil of me to teach my bird to say "here kitty, kitty"?)
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To: V_TWIN

I have yet to read about a shooting at a gun show.

There have been a couple over the years, I don’t know how you would miss them, each one makes national news, every time.


23 posted on 01/14/2014 8:41:10 AM PST by dangerdoc (I don't think you should be forced to make the same decision I did even if I know I'm right.)
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To: James C. Bennett

“Advocates” of rape condemn Indian woman for packing heat! How dare these Indian women actually acquire the ability to defend themselves! I’m shocked I tell you, just shocked.


24 posted on 01/14/2014 8:41:54 AM PST by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: zeugma

I think women are much more likely to report rape in some countries compared to others.


25 posted on 01/14/2014 8:43:15 AM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: James C. Bennett
Correction: "Number of reported rapes in a year."
26 posted on 01/14/2014 8:47:56 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: James C. Bennett

The wife has a Glock-26 with hollow points on her hip at all times.

I don’t worry about her safety any more.

The problem with light guns are that if you don’t practice, you tend to miss.

I suggest that they get the guns and practice frequently.


27 posted on 01/14/2014 8:49:25 AM PST by Conan the Librarian (The Best in Life is to crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and the Dewey Decimal System)
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To: SeminoleCounty

Yes.

Once the brain resides outside the skull, both violent urges AND sexual potency tend to noticeably diminish.


28 posted on 01/14/2014 8:51:39 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: knarf

That looks like a copy of a late 19th century Smith & Wesson 5-shot revolver.

Do they really get $2,000 for that?


29 posted on 01/14/2014 8:53:31 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: James C. Bennett

             

30 posted on 01/14/2014 8:56:12 AM PST by tomkat
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To: The Working Man
“Women in India feel this gun is not going to help in security,” she said. “And we do not believe the gun is a solution to ending sexual violence.”

I agree. These ladies would probably be better off with a .45 or 9mm pistol.

31 posted on 01/14/2014 9:00:46 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (...)
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To: James C. Bennett

Much lower rape rate in India per unit of population, it appears. We seem to be the apeshit ones in this regard.


32 posted on 01/14/2014 9:03:39 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (...)
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To: Responsibility2nd

It’s an obsolete design, in a pathetic cartridge, at a truly obscene price.


33 posted on 01/14/2014 9:18:54 AM PST by jdege
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To: James C. Bennett
...she said. “And we do not believe the gun is a solution to ending sexual violence.”

I dunno. Strikes me that a .32 to the groin would stop sexual violence pretty effectively, but I've never actually tried it. I could do better for two grand, though.

34 posted on 01/14/2014 9:23:52 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: WayneS
I dunn' ... I just inputted the name of the gun photo and that's what came up

I suppose the availability for a woman to kill the bastard is, as we say ... priceless ... eh ?

35 posted on 01/14/2014 9:40:27 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: James C. Bennett
When you look at a state which breaks stats down by white-non-Hispanic/black/Hispanic, like California, you see whites account for 22.7 of rape arrests, Hispanics 49.8, and blacks 21.8 in CA.
36 posted on 01/14/2014 9:41:46 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: zeugma
I question the veracity of that graphic. Too many muslims in India for rapes to be that low.

The graphic only counts REPORTED rapes, meaning the woman reported to police, and police actually accepted the report. Plus, take into account that a Muslim woman who reports rape by a Muslim man will be stoned to death, and any police attempt to arrest a Muslim man for the rape of a non-Muslim woman will result in rioting.

37 posted on 01/14/2014 9:44:55 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: James C. Bennett

There’s a lot of the world where women need guns, but cannot afford them or are not allowed to have them. This is why I advocate that women carry knives or other bladed weapons. Even a piece of broken glass or sharp metal.

And they must be prepared to cut a man who attacks them.

Importantly, there are several elements to this beyond self defense. Most important is that if enough women arm themselves, it will force attackers to pause before attacking, and many will decide it is not worth the risk.

Next, if the slash or stab is deep enough, while it may not initially kill, the resulting infection very well might.

And bleeding from a wound makes it hard to pretend innocence. Finally, almost by definition, the men that do this are cowards. If they are injured, they are likely to flee in panic.


38 posted on 01/14/2014 10:30:24 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (There Is Still A Very Hot War On Terror, Just Not On The MSM. Rantburg.com)
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To: knarf

Good point.


39 posted on 01/14/2014 10:38:27 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: Responsibility2nd

India also has an outspoken cadre of supporters calling for their version of a Second Amendment.


40 posted on 01/14/2014 10:41:54 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: James C. Bennett

Should say “reported rapes”, I don’t think a lot of crime in Mexico is reported to the police. Because the police are the ones doing the raping, robbing, drug dealing and executions.


41 posted on 01/14/2014 1:39:14 PM PST by Jack Black ( Disarmament of a targeted group is one of the surest early warning signs of future genocide.)
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