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Lightweight revolver for women find fewer takers


In America with its longstanding and well-entrenched gun-culture, an increasing number of women buy guns for self-protection.

Hyderabad: Post-Nirbhaya, the Indian Ordinance factory (IOF), Kanpur, manufactured ‘’Nirbheek’’ — a .32 bore lightweight revolver designed for women. The 500-gram handgun was designed to easily fit in a woman's purse or shoulder bag.

After the recent “Disha’’ episode, are Indian women, who often join the chorus for hangings or lynching for sexual offenders, ready to shoot attackers with this handy weapon — provided the government grants gun licences?

In America with its longstanding and well-entrenched gun-culture, an increasing number of women buy guns ...


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