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  1. The learned writer must be knowing that the Border Police force which is commanded by the DC Chitral recruuts locals in the border regions of Chitral whom are given with arms and ammunition to be used only for the purpose of protecting the borders. Practically this has become a redundant force now and it calls for radical changes in the structure. Secondly, when we grew up there was a system in place wherein elders from selected villages were given rifles by the govt. to protect their villages from foreign invaders. This seems silly now but imagine those times before 70s when arms and ammunitions were scarcely available; even one gun in a village would give hope of protection to the locals.

    Gun violance, pro and against gun lobbying is a burning issue in America these days. According to their laws every citizen has the right to carry a licensed gun for their own protection except for some states which have banned this practice altogether.Both lobbysts have compelling arguments in their favour. One must have the right to protect themselves and their families so guns should be provided; on the other hand those people who principally are against keeping arms in their possession or cannot afford to have a gun, are at the receiving end. They live in constant fear in places where guns are freely available. The point is; Is it wise to carry/keep a gun in the name of centuries old tradition of hunting-in 2018? because I don’t see any other valid reason for us Chitralies to keep a gun.OR is it still a matter of false pride of having a Winchester, Birmingham, American, Rusi or Spanish repeater 12bore gun? If its hunting, that is absurd because what we have done to the migratory birds,high mountain patridges and mountain goats and markhors with these guns in the past 40 years-is unforgiveable!

    So the big question is “Should we still be wanting to keep a gun?” Is it morally correct for a human population in Chitral which grows its own kind each year by 1.8% to diminsh the hugely decreased number of migratory birds, sparrows, patridges, and mountain goats?? It is high time that we should think about our future, do we want our homeland full of guns but birds? or there is an easy alternative out there? STOP HUNTING AND STOP GUN LOBBYING.