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If only she had a gun…

Posted by Raunak Mahajan on December 24, 2012

Last Sunday a 23 year old girl and a male friend boarded a bus in New Delhi, India at around 9:30pm. They had just come out of a movie hall and were headed home. Six male occupants of the bus beat the friend until he fell unconscious. Two of them took the girl to the back of the bus and raped her for the next hour. They didn’t stop there. They then beat her brutally with an iron rod till she lost consciousness too. They battered her so savagely that she lost her intestines. They then stripped her of every piece of cloth on her body and threw the two of them out of the bus onto the road.

Today, this 23 year old girl fights for her life in the hospital. I pray that she lives. My hands tremble as I write of and imagine the trauma she went through.

If only she had a gun.

“Free” citizens of India cannot arm themselves and do not have the right to protect themselves. We are dependent upon our government for our security and the results are for all to see.I pay high taxes on my income. Yet, the government diverts funds meant for Police forces to provide social security and subsidies to its votebank.

If only she had a gun…..maybe…

13 Responses to “If only she had a gun…”

  1. chris said

    This tale of beatings and rape is so terrible. There can be little doubt about the need for changes in the more civil American society. Who would curtail recommending that those under threat of attack be able to fight with deadly force ? Where as proposals for armed guards in the schools is costly the arming of individuals can bring about a calm over the sort of terrible situations America has endured recently. Then individuals and enforcement would share mutual respect and speak with equal authority ! ” If you have a gun we will use deadly force against you “. A scense of security and civility is able to prevail. For those who have traveled the world and experienced societies prevelant with individual gun ownership they know what a difference it can make to the full realization of freedom. There is no longer the sense of helplessness and fear of innocence slaughtered.

    • Raunak said

      Thanks Chris for putting across such wonderful views. I was especially impressed with Lapierre’s statement that the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.

      A mentally sick person, or a person determined to kill will do so no matter what. If he doesn’t find a gun he will do something else. You cannot stop a killer by ridding him of a gun. A person could take a truck and go on a road rage ramming into cars and killing people. Does that mean we stop selling trucks?

      The government is intervening too much into our liberties. In India we are already dependent on the authorities for everything. It would be a pity to see the US go down the same path.

      • chris said

        The original diverse population of American settlers all had a ” piece ” at the ready. Why this right has become a privelege of few in America is very telling. If you are a mid country rancher you expect to have one in the truck, one in the barn and one at home. Accessible to all family members since perpetrators are just as prevelant in those wilderness settings. The incidence of friendly fire is minimized by everyone knowing eachother and where they keep their piece. If it sounds like the wild west it is. Only most American’s defered to governments to protect them. Had the girl and her friend been armed those thugs would all be dead and the girl and other girls like her would be spared any threats.

  2. Raunak, we have two daughters of that age who do have to travel on the bus in India to come home from College………do I have to say more?!

    • Raunak said

      with every passing day I feel more and more helpless and hopeless for the future of our country…our government is putting us through the kind of mental persecution that makes me want to migrate to a free land.


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  4. nyctanthesarbortristis said

    The incident, sorry the incidents at NCR will lead to a major slowdown of Delhi Job Market. There is high probability of scarcity of resouces(suitable resouces) in Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida and adjoining areas. Industrialists who are intending to invest in new ventures at NCR must think twice. Resources with gray matter will hardly relocate to NCR. Many female prospectives and families are relocating from NCR. It reminds of 1970s when there was huge shift of population from East Pakistan to India. Again the ambience has stirred up. Again another drift.

  5. What a horrible thing to have to experience. How can some people have so much hate within? I pray for her.

  6. soumyav said

    the real emotions reflect here Raunak! everyone been in this turmoil since days.. .. what happened and could have been averted!

  7. Chanele said

    Wow this was not easy to take in, why is the world so evil. Prayers are with her.

  8. You know this whole gun thing is such a two edged sword… I can understand that if the girl had a gun, she could have saved herself… But I shudder to think what if the other 6 had guns?

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