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India - Guns Yes, Bullets No

Continuing the discussion about whether or not the reportedly-cowering “armed” guards at the Mumbai train station had guns but no bullets….

Our good friend Tim Blair has a story up about India’s gun control laws, which include a shocking provision that could tell us more about the aforementioned situation:

Ridhima Mehra recounts the ordeal she went through trying to get a licence for her late father’s gun. “Even though my husband is a senior government official, I had a tough time,” she says. Now that she has finally got the permission to keep the gun, she cannot buy the bullets that go into it. “We don’t have a licence for the bullets,” she says.

(Emphasis mine.)

More fodder for the possibility that Mumbai train station security just carried firearms without bullets….