Asif and Abhijeet on CNN-IBN

Asif (a fellow member at and I, were interviewed by CNN-IBN on the 16th of this month. The topic was gun control and why Indian citizens need to have a right to keep and bear arms (RKBA)!

The interview was aired the same evening, you can either read the text transcript on the CNN-IBN site here>>


If bandwidth is not an issue you can see the archived (low res) video on their site here >>

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  • Alanna

    Interesting Article…….

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    Just because a man has a Di*(*( it does not mean that he goes around raping everyone.

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  • Tushar Koli

    I am absolutely with Abhijeet…To protect oneself and one’s own property is a fundamental and democratical right… and depending upon the government for protection only makes a person helpless and frustrated.. This is the time… INDIA has no choice but to allow possesion of arms by its citizenry. Period!

  • Tushar Koli

    Contemporary Indian Govt. is the continuation of British raj, with all its beauracratic machinery, and it still holds Indian citizens as members to be ruled and controlled, not responsible or mature enough to decide their own fate.. this mindset has to be abolished… Democracy is rule by people and what they want must decide the national agenda… if 51% of the population wants something the, other 49% have no choice but to accept it as they are in minority…If people overwhelmingly are in favour of Gun laws, the rest of minority should shut up and accept the majority decision… that I think is Democracy.. Bureaucracy or politicians are NOT there to decide right or wrong for the population, but to carry on its will…

    Some quotes from prominent sources on gun laws:

    1. Laws that forbid the carrying of arms… disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes… Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man. — in “Commonplace Book,” 1774-1776, quoting from On Crimes and Punishment, by criminologist Cesare Beccaria, 1764

    1. I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; not enlightened enough to exercise their control with wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion. Enlighten the people generally and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.

    When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.
    The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
    The general (federal) government will tend to monarchy, which will fortify itself from day to day, instead of working its own cures.
    Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms [of government] those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny., Bill for the More General diffusion of Knowledge (1778).

  • Siddharth Javeri

    I endorse your views. Legally owned Guns do less harm than Illegally owned. Also legally armed citizens pose a challenge to mafia.

    In Mumbai you can buy a Katta for 1500 bucks and keep it illegally without license. But to procure a license u need to grease 15000 bucks..