Gun Laws Stripped in Russia? | Care2 Causes.

After the horrific shooting in Aurora last week, questions of gun control have been prominent in media around the world. Now one Russian senator has announced he wants to loosen gun control laws in his country in order to promote social order. The Senator, Alexander Torshin, claims that:

Possessing arms disciplines us and will change the atmosphere in society because people will no longer act lawlessly.

The Moscow Times reports that many critics feel he is just introducing the possibility of this new legislation as a way to attract publicity to Russia and to the region he represents in the upper house of parliament, Marii-El. Torshin co-authored the bill with a spokesman for the Right to Arms movement, Dmitry Kislov, who claims that by arming citizens, public safety will increase.

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