Even in Turkey, gun control is being challenged.
But Cuma İçten, the chairman of the Weapon Producers, Sellers and Lovers Association (SÜSASD), claims that a weapon is a basic human right, saying: “It is expensive for the state to protect every citizen. But self-defense is a right for everyone. It is easy for illegal organizations have weapons, so upstanding citizens should be given the same right.”
The Weapon Producers, Sellers, and Lovers Association. Gotta love an organization that proclaims its love of weapons. It’s still a tough fight though
Hülya Gülbahar from the Association for Education and Supporting Women Candidates (KA-DER) underlined that women and children are the main victims of such laws and easy access to guns. “The men possessing weapons in uniform or not in uniform are the main threat to the lives of women. These weapons are used at home against women, largely as means to threaten [women]. When it comes to rape, forcing women to agree to divorce or taking away their right to have a say in family matters, guns are widely used. Children also die when playing with them,” she told Today’s Zaman.
Jeez. It sounds like the pants wetters we have here. Slowly we are winning. One day we will have a world where everyone recognizes that self defense is a human right.
Ht The Bluff
Update: And in India too…