KARACHI: Gun violence and effective gun control is not an issue for the US only. In Pakistan too, unintentional shootings or guns going off accidentally have taken several innocent live since years. Very recently, a young boy reported to be a son a police officer from Sindh shot his friend dead accidentally. Young men from political or other influential families have relatively easy access to weapons and often possess them legally without allegedly meeting the legal requirements.
It is important to implement effective laws to control illegal possession of weapons and completely ban it for those below the age of 18. Such legislation would be an important step towards making our society safer and prevent the loss of innocent lives.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 10th, 2018.
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