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India creates country's first gun designed for women

INDIA - An ordnance factory in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has made the country's first gun reportedly designed for women, potentially giving Indian women more power to defend themselves.

The .32 bore light weight revolver, called Nirbheek, weighs 500g and costs about 122,350 rupees (S$2,500), The Times of India reported.

INDIA - It is the smallest revolver made in India - ideal to fit in a handbag ­- and it can fire six rounds loaded in a revolving chamber. It was launched on Jan 6 and has already received about 80 inquiries and more than 20 bookings.

Said Mr Abdul Hameed, general manager of Indian Ordnance Factory: "At least 80 per cent bookings are from women."

The gun is seen as a tribute to the December 2012 gang rape victim Nirbhaya.

But not all women believe that carrying a handgun would help combat harassment on public transport daily.

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Wait they kill their husband instead..
Posted by merlin12 on Mon, 13 Jan 2014 at 20:16 PM
Costing S $2,500 , most Indian girls will not be able to afford the guns. They will continue to be raped.
Posted by Rraymond on Mon, 13 Jan 2014 at 18:09 PM
years ago when i was in tokyo, this japanese girl showed me her taser gun, really you can see sparks one the one in movie ....she kept it in her handbag for safety reason
in tokyo, a lot of wolves
Posted by jameslee58 on Mon, 13 Jan 2014 at 17:24 PM
All The Male/Rapists Has To Do Is Dropped His Longyi/Sarong And
She Will Automatically Screamed, Dropped Her Gun From Her Hands, Cover Her Face With Her Hands While He Stooped Down Pickup Her Gun And Aim At Her....
Posted by AnakSinga on Mon, 13 Jan 2014 at 17:17 PM

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