Monday, May 12, 2014
The bigger the gun-free zone, the more tempting the target
While some African media merely say the Nigerian police must do more to enforce gun bans (while admitting efforts to date haven't worked), there are other voices who have long been calling for wider availability of guns in civilian hands for self-defense.
Best I can tell, Nigeria's government remains unwilling to consider allowing its law abiding people access to firearms as a means of self defense. In recent years, the government has actually become more restrictive in its limited licensing of civilian arms.
Update: Dave Workman at Examiner.com reports some Seattle area media have included restrictive Nigerian gun control in coverage of Boko Haram developments.