Apr 9 2012
Our sisters in Punjab, India are taking after their male counterparts in developing a love for firearms, and these women are taking it seriously. Not only are these women obtaining arms licenses, they are actually purchasing firearms and learning how to shoot too.
“Information acquired by a Faridkot-based journalist under the Right To Information Act (RTI) shows that in Punjab, some 31,300 arms licenses have been issued to women and 31,026 of them have in actuality purchased arms.
As per the RTI information, Patiala’s women lead the list with 1,361 of them acquiring arms licences, while the womenfolk of Jalandhar follow with 1,032 of them possessing arms licences.
In Amritsar, 962 women have the licences, while in Mukstar 768 of them do. The information shows that 372 women in Faridkot have arms license while in Moga 669 women, Mohali 690 Bathinda 162, Mansa 16, Ferozepur 79, Gurdaspur 396, Pathankot 182, Fatehgarh Sahib 161 and Hoshiarpur 352 women have arms licenses to name a few cities. ” – Amrita Chaudhry