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Subject: Gun control, self-defense and terrorism in India (Abhijeet Singh)
YelliChink    12/5/2008 4:16:29 PM To trace the roots of India's anti-gun legislation we need to step back to the latter half of the 19th century. The British had recently fought off a major Indian rebellion (the mutiny of 1857) and were busy putting in place measures to ensure that the events of 1857 were never repeated. These measures included a major restructuring of administration and the colonial British Indian Army along with improvements in communications and transportation. Meanwhile the Indian masses were systematically being disarmed and the means of local firearm production destroyed, to ensure that they (the Indian masses) would never again have the means to rise in rebellion against their colonial masters. ===================================================================== Why am I not surprised at all?
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theBird       12/6/2008 2:03:21 AM
well those gun control laws sure showed the terrorists who was boss!!!  What, you mean to say that terrorists who will shoot up dozens of people also have little or no respect for gun laws?!?!?!  Why the nerve!

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