Skip to comments.India's light-weight gun for women slammed
Posted on 01/14/2014 7:53:46 AM PST by James C. BennettEdited 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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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.
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.
Looks British....like a old Webley.
good for them...wanting their women to be able to defend themselves.
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.
“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).
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...
costs 122,000 rupees, (around $2,000),
Looks serviceable. The Webley and Enfield revolvers were good guns and handled very well. Just looked odd to Americans.
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.
Politicians like Bill Clinton or Hillary lesbians hate rape control.
At 2 grand for a crappy revolver, I agree.
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.
“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.
Is that rape rape, or just rape?
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.
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.
I question the veracity of that graphic. Too many muslims in India for rapes to be that low.
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.
“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.
I think women are much more likely to report rape in some countries compared to others.
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.
Once the brain resides outside the skull, both violent urges AND sexual potency tend to noticeably diminish.
That looks like a copy of a late 19th century Smith & Wesson 5-shot revolver.
Do they really get $2,000 for that?
I agree. These ladies would probably be better off with a .45 or 9mm pistol.
Much lower rape rate in India per unit of population, it appears. We seem to be the apeshit ones in this regard.
It’s an obsolete design, in a pathetic cartridge, at a truly obscene price.
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.
I suppose the availability for a woman to kill the bastard is, as we say ... priceless ... eh ?
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.
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.
India also has an outspoken cadre of supporters calling for their version of a Second Amendment.
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.