Mumbai Attacks: Is Gun Control To Blame?


In the final tally, the Mumbai siege lasted three days and resulted in a dead body count of nearly 200.

The most thought-provoking comment I've come across thus far has been from Ashish Gulhati.

His point essentially is -- reduce dependence on the state by allowing civilians to arm and defend themselves against tyranny.

Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth and final Guru of the Sikh religion, had the same recommendation for very similar reasons, i.e. to combat Mughal tyranny against the Hindus and the Sikhs in India.

Skeptics would do well to read this enlightening overview of the pros and cons of gun control.

And as Sauvik Chakraverti insightfully points out in his blog, the 1984 massacres of the Sikhs in Delhi, which many believe were state-sanctioned, would probably have turned out very differently if the citizens had been as well armed as the state.

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