Saturday, September 21, 2013

More inter-faith outreach from the religion of peace -- in a gun-free zone.

It is illegal in Kenya to own any type of firearm without a valid gun ownership license as spelled out under the Firearms Act (Cap. 114) Laws of Kenya. Anyone who is 12 years or older can apply to privately own a gun. However, such persons must provide in writing to the Chief Licensing Officer (CLO) stating genuine reason(s) for their need to privately own and carry a firearm. It remains at the discretion of the CLO to make a decision to award, deny or revoke a gun ownership license based on the reason(s) given. Anyone seeking to hold a gun license must pass the most stringent of background checks that probes into their past and present criminal, mental health and well as domestic violence records. Failure to pass one of these checks automatically bars one from being permitted to own a firearm. These checks are regularly repeated and must be continually passed for anyone to continue holding the gun license. Failure to pass any of these checks at any stage, means an automatic and immediate revocation of the issued license. Once licensed to own a gun, no permit is required in order to carry around a concealed firearm. -- Wikipedia.
'All Muslims leave... we only want to kill non-Muslims': Gunmen massacre at least 25 in Kenyan shopping mall after releasing anyone who could prove they were Islamic by reciting a prayer.
LATER: I just saw a CNN report on this and while they mentioned "terrorists" and "armed gunmen" (is there such a thing as an unarmed gunman?) they failed to make any reference to the motive or the fact that they were Muslims.


Crotalus said...

Bet Kenya's a lot like Kollyvornia: in theory, may issue, but in practice, more like "When Hell freezes over, we'll issue." The difference is Kollyvornia doesn't want you carrying what you own; Kenya doesn't want you to own at all.

Dakota said...

Having lived and operated in Africa I can tell you from experience that if you have the right connections and some money to bribe the right official you can have a permit to do damn near anything you want. All others are carrying illegally and subject to arrest and imprisonment ... which is the last place you want to be. I was never in Kenya but it is more or less the same wherever I'm sure.

In some ways I prefer this to other countries with restrictive laws. The bribe is up front and not hidden or necessarily criminal. Of course nothing beats having a Constitution that guarantees that right.

Anonymous said...

Living behind enemy lines in the People's Republic of Kalifornia, I can tell you that they don't want us owning anything, either. Right now Governor Moonbeam Brown has a bunch of anti-gun bills on his desk. If he doesn't veto them, they become law.

If you have time, help us out, call Governor Moonbeam and urge him to veto all the pending anti-gun and anti-ammo bills.