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Tracing the history of the Gun / weapon Deprivation

  • “Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms, as the blackest.” — Mahatma Gandhi (An Autobiography OR The story of my experiments with truth, by M.K. Gandhi, p.238)
  • “If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.”The Dalai Lama, (May 15, 2001, The Seattle Times) speaking at the “Educating Heart Summit” in Portland, Oregon, when asked by a girl how to react when a shooter takes aim at a classmate
  • “The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed the subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing. Indeed, I would go so far as to say that the supply of arms to the underdogs is a sine qua non for the overthrow of any sovereignty.”Adolf Hitler (H.R. Trevor-Roper, Hitler’s Table Talks 1941-1944)

The Indian Mind / psyche has been vaccum for the Weapons.

The proof lies in the History of the gunners of various kings emperors and leaders being outsourced from either Turkey / European nations.

Manucci (an Italian, then in Mirza Raja’s service as chief gunner, and the author of Storia Do Mogor)
Tipu Sultan had better artillery than the English (and imported instructors/gunners; yes, European!)

the roots of India’s anti-gun legislation

  1. After the 1857 upraising the british were busy putting in place measures to ensure that the events of 1857 were never repeated. Lord Lytton as Viceroy (1874 -1880), brought into existence the Indian Arms Act, 1878 (11 of 1878)
  2. Aftre 12 years of Indian independence the Arms Act, 1959 was enacted and later supplemented by the Arms Rules, 1962.
  3. In the mid to late 1980s, the Government, citing domestic insurgency as the reason, put a complete stop to all small arms imports.
  4.  Indian Arms Act 1959 (on the same lines “distrust for the armed citizenry)
  5. Indian Arms Rules 1962 (on the same lines “distrust for the armed citizenry)

Shivaji Exhibition FACT INDIA
Shivaji was right in thinking that only by arms would his people be able to secure their rights which were far superior to those of the foreign intolerant Muslim rulers – Mughal, Nizam Shahi or Qutb Shahi. Shivaji thus changed the psychology of the masses, assisted by the awakening created by the saints of Maharashtra, and filled them with fresh confidence to fight the Muslim rulers and wipe off their rule. His words, matched by action, transformed the Marathas into a nation before which he eloquently placed “the higher ideal of Swarajya, and political emancipation from the chains of grinding slavery that held down his country for centuries together”.