Gun rights doing well ... in India
Story here, in the Wash Post (which is pretty extraordinary in itself).
"Verma said he plans to join the recently formed National Association for Gun Rights India to lobby against new gun controls that the government has proposed, blaming the proliferation of both licensed and illegal weapons for a rise in crime.
Although India's 1959 Arms Act gives citizens the legal right to own and carry guns, it is not a right enshrined in the country's constitution. Getting a license is a cumbersome process, and guns cannot be bought over the counter -- requirements that gun owners describe as hangovers from the colonial past, when the British rulers disarmed their Indian subjects to head off rebellion."
I can attest that the National Rifle Assn of India is all over that country's press, usually with several articles a day. It's a result of the last Olympics, where an Indian shooter picked up the country's only gold, making himself, the sport, and the main organization all very popular.
hat tip to reader John Higi....