Guns are safe
By Tom Mukuha
I am a gun owner and don't like the NRA, but when they say, 'when guns are outlawed then. Only outlaws will have guns,' they are correct. No one is safe, the reason I am writing this article is to drum up support for gun ownership in Kenya. Guns are dangerous but Make no mistake, when only the police have guns, no one is safe. Even the wanton killing by the trigger happy police does not deter crime. The only safety is when you're at home and behind locked bars. Bars everywhere, doors, windows, gates, everywhere outside security guards armed with a machete (if you pay extra). The Guard comes at 6 and going home to a tin shack where there is no food. The bed is infested by bed bugs, no running water indoor plumbing and defiantly no toilets (except the flying once) his job is to stand guard waiting inside a locked gate surrounded by wall around our house. This is a terrible way to live both for the middle class and the watchman day and night the stress of crime is intoxicating and exhausting. My question is does anyone wonder when they are snug in bed, what the watchman is think in the cold scared of the thugs knowing that they will come with guns or bows and arrows.
The only hope a Kenyan trapped in a house surrounded by 20 to 30 thugs high on 100 percent quality changa’a is to call 999 if the phone has credit or the network is good enough. Emergency response arrives afew hours later on foot after taking a bus and walking for hours too late to prevent anything. So who is failing here? I will answer this question this way the Kenyan people are failing they have been brain washed to believe that the outdated police response is capable of working in a congested community. The government through propaganda is failing to protect the security of the individual and property. Kenya is hence a state where life is brutish, hash and nasty because of laws placed by someone who has guards 24/7. There was no consultation when these laws were placed no studies if there were any they should have realized that countries with gun ownership legislation are the safest to live in. good example right next door Kenya