sammesanj wrote:well i think it's a great idea, but this article's from 2004, i geuss if something was to be done
or to happen it would have happened already, you know.
anyways the govt.'s too lazy and stubborn, to consider anything like this, especially something
that could benefit citizens of India.
The idea seems good because India is a huge market of 1.2 billion people and these people are surely interested in selling their products. These people need to be shown the light to the opportunity i.e. arms are already acknowledged a fundamental right under Articles 19 and 21 of the Constitution though in a clever manner, and the only thing needed is an utterance of the same from Supreme Court. Rest of the things are going to follow automatically.We can get financial support from Confederation of Indian Industry to file a writ in the Supreme Court regarding getting the RKBA recognized as a fundamental right.
If your business sector needs a reason to ramp up firearms production, tell them to look at US Private firearms
sales. Best it's been in years and growing in a stagnating economy.
A real example is Barrett of 50 cal fame. Small cottage shop to international arms dealer.
No US mlitary unit is with out at least one somewhere. Barrett has a firearm for almost any long range
sniping need. Before it was banned at the local range(too powerful) I came close to buying one for the Wife
because she wanted one.
Because of the need for concealed carry firearms in the US, sales to women are thru the roof.
Locally, in the Basic Handgun classes that I assist teaching, over 20% of the classes are women. They are
Very Serious about learning to shoot for Self Defense.
Once they learn how, many want their own handgun. Those that go on to advanced classes are Not to be
taken lightly. They really get into guns and one gun is not enough. One lady I taught has her own
Beretta 92 and wants "pretty" Berettas. She's causing her husband to think of selling his Glock(she doesn't like it)
to finance another Higher end 92 for "them". As he says, maybe she'll let me shoot it every now and then.
In the US Over 10 Million permits to Carry a Concealed Firearm has been issued in some 40 plus states.
Right now, in the US Comcealed Carry firearms are BIG Business. Many if not ALL major gun makers have seen
the writing on the wall and are producing Conceal Carry guns and accessories non stop.
Tell your arms industry how Much they will benefit in a country of 1.2 Billion people. Change your government's
thinking and with US(NRA) help, Mumbai will Never happen again.
spin_drift wrote:Bhargav, i do not agree with your point of view here, reason being: 1). Most law abiding citizens do not go for applying for a license because of the bureaucratic hassles involved if we get the procedure involving of getting license simpler and in a timely manner you would see a lot of people going for it. 2). we are a nation of 1.2 billion people and if only 10 percent of the people opt for buying guns and maintaining guns and spend on an average of (equivalent of) $ 500 annually (on guns, ammo, accessories, etc) that would mean 120 000 000 X $500 = $60 000 000 000 annually... i think this would qualify as freaking huge market...
if NAGI takes these to an industrial consortium we can get a lot of funding which help us in getting visibility which, in turn would help us generating more awareness regarding RKBA
Bhargav wrote:Well I agree that many law abiding citizens do not want to go through the hassle of applying today and this number may improve if the procedure is improved but 10% of the civilian market is not a huge market for private sector to keep their lights on. And when we talk about private sector, there would be competitors with in them so this 10% market will be shared again.
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