In a recent article titled Gun culture spreads in India, the L.A. Times Reports:
Despite tough controls on weapons, Indians own about 40 million guns, the second-highest number in the world. Of those, 85% are unregistered Saturday-night specials involved in 90% of firearm homicides. That said, there are only 3 guns for every 100 people in India, compared with 89 guns per 100 Americans, the world leaders, according to gunpolicy.org.
The Team American song immediately started going through my head when I read that statistic.
As gun culture spreads, local governments have offered to fast-track firearms licenses if men have vasectomies. Families include firearms in dowries. And authorities have discouraged celebratory gunfire at weddings after several accidents, including the recent death of a bridegroom when his uncle’s revelry shots went terribly wrong.
People do that for a fast-tracked license? They should throw a gun in the mix to sweeten the deal. I bet there would be a lot of Indians walking around with tiger striped .50AE DEAGLES if they had their choice. Actually scratch that, they would want the elusive .50 BMG Deagle.
Hat tip: Scott P.