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India Makes Gun for Women as Defense Against Rape

Posted on the 13 January 2014 by Mikeb302000
(Made by ordnance factory, Nirbheek weighs 500 grams and can fit into a purse.)
The Times of India reports
Giving more power to women to defend themselves and as a tribute to December 2012 gangrape victim Nirbhaya, the Indian Ordnance Factory, Kanpur, has manufactured Nirbheek, a .32 bore light weight revolver, India's first firearm designed for women. At 500 grams, it is also the first IOF handgun made of titanium alloy.

Time World says:

An Indian gun manufacturer has made its first gun intended to help women defend themselves against sexual violence. The lightweight titanium alloy revolver is designed to fit easily in a handbag and was named in tribute to Nirbhaya, the pseudonym of a 23-year-old victim of a 2012 brutal gang rape that took place on a bus, reports the Times of India. The gun was released on Jan. 6, and has received 20 orders. It is priced at 122,360 rupees, or around $2,000. Reports of sexual assault rose 6.4% in 2012 from the previous year, but some incidences are due to increased reporting, police say.
Now that's a helluva humanitarian effort to help the poor women of India, a gun priced at $2,000.
I guess gun manufacturers are the same all over, greedy bastards who pretend their product will help people.

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