India launches handgun for women, outrage ensues

 

(Made by ordnance factory, Nirbheek weighs 500 grams and can fit into a purse.)

(Made by ordnance factory, Nirbheek weighs 500 grams and can fit into a purse.)

SkyNews reports on India’s release of handgun for women. Outrage ensued…not because over the rape culture of India but because now women would now have a special gun to protect themselves.

And it is an ugly looking outdated pathetic hand gun too.

A Indian handgun designed for women and named after the victim of a fatal gang-rape in Delhi has been condemned by rights activist as a disgrace to her memory.

The lightweight .32 calibre revolver was developed by the state-run Indian Ordnance Factory (IOF) and can fit inside a small purse or handbag, according to a newspaper report.

The factory in the northern city of Kanpur has received 20 orders since the titanium-alloy, six-shot gun – costing 122,360 rupees ($A2,228) – was launched earlier this month, the Times of India said on Friday.

‘At least 80 per cent of the bookings are from women,’ IOF general manager Abdul Hameed told the newspaper, adding that more orders were expected soon.

‘Expectedly, the weapon has received a very good response,’ he said.

The gun is called ‘Nirbheek’ meaning ‘fearless’ in Hindi and was intended as a tribute to the 23-year-old student whose brutal attack in India’s capital in December 2012 sparked outrage about the levels of violence against women in India.  

The student was given the nickname Nirbhaya (also meaning fearless) by the media and authorities after the attack because she could not be named under Indian law.

But activists said the gun showed Indian authorities ‘completely misunderstood’ how they were supposed to protect women from high levels of violence across the country.

Only the Indians could launch a handgun that looks like something from the late 1800s.

This of course is nothing new the US has had handguns designed for women for ages.

Smith & Wesson, perhaps the finest revolver maker int eh world makes the Airwight Model 637 in .38 Special and costs way less than what the Indian piece of junk is selling for.

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If you prefer autos then there are heaps of choices there too. Who could go past a Glock though, especially with their equal rights to shoot bad guys approach:

You have every right to defend yourself! Women are heeding this message, and the number who own pistols has been growing at a phenomenal rate. Now it’s time to choose the right means. But you won’t find a “Woman’s” model here. If someone crosses that line, you require equal stopping power. You might first look at our Sub-Compact and Slimline models, but with our Modular Back Strap System, any GLOCK is within your reach.

The Glock 26 is perfect.

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The Indian’s have a lot of work to get up to speed on modern lightweight handguns. But as they say in the belt buckle:


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