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Group Lobbies for Guns to Prevent Terror Acts

Last fall’s siege of the Dubrovka theater by armed Chechens sparked much debate on how the attack could have been prevented. A new organization believes it has the answer: Let the population arm itself. That way, the group’s members say, instead of accepting their fate, the hostages could have pulled out their legally registered handguns and fought off their captors. “It would have been impossible to hold [hundreds of] people if one in 10 potential hostages were armed,” said Andrei Vasilievsky, head of the newly formed Civil Arms Union, or Soyuz Grazdanskoye Oruzhiye, which is lobbying for all Russians to have the right to carry arms. Full Story

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