BUT my point is these terrorists went unstopped and unchallenged! with absolutely no fear of a retaliation!!Coz they knew, no one would have any weapons to fire back!!
My understanding of these 26/11 people is that no challenge would have fazed them in the slightest. The one that survived was sold by his father to the terrorists to be a martyr, because the father needed the money for his 3 daughters' dowries. Some of the terrorists had never even seen a flat screen TV and from the accounts that I read, the control over the phone had to nag them because they were too busy gawking into the rooms in the Taj to shoot people. They were told that when they were martyred, their bodies would radiate a special glow and give off a fragrant aroma. Now tell me: anyone who has committed to die doing these acts under the idea that they will leave behind a glowing and aromatic corpse -- do you really think someone waving a pop gun around is going to make them think twice? Feel threatened? Hey, they went there to die! They aren't going to feel threatened by anything. And if any more come, is it going to deter them? They haven't even heard of flat screen TVs! How will they hear about civilians armed with IOF 32s?
It's wonderful to have pride, but that's hardly going to stop a bunch of people who are showing up with the idea that they won't survive their evil deeds.
A few years back, here in the USA, we had a few goons who robbed a bank. They were armed with automatic weapons (cant recall offhand if they were AKs or ARs; maybe someone else will) and they had bullet proof vests on. The cops and the SWAT team showed up and rained lead on them, but it took quite a bit to stop them. They were not the least intimidated by the cops and all of their firepower. Someone with this sort of mindset is hardly going to be deterred by some poor civilian packing a handgun.
I hear your frustration. If I were one of those unfortunate souls trapped in the railway station, the Taj, or the Oberoi, for sure I'd be very happy to have an IOF 32 in my hand when I heard them coming down the hall. But realistically, short of a very lucky chance, this won't stop these kinds of people, and it certainly won't deter them. They have a far different mindset from the folks you climbed into the ring to box.
I think if a system of drafting is introduced and made mandatory it will help. ...Guys give me your opinion on drafting and the impact it will have in our country,
Where will the tax money come from to pay the wages of millions of additional soldiers? Does the government have that kind of money ready to pay for enlarging the armed forces this much?