Gistreel reported earlier that following a wave of insecurity around the nation, Ned Nwoko claimed to have proposed the bill allowing Nigerians to bear arms for self-defense.
In reaction, Daniel Regha stated that support for his proposed gun legislation should be discouraged since it will just make the insecurity problems worse.
He asked what assurance there would be that it wouldn’t be abused or end up in the hands of criminals.
He observed that people smash bottles over little disagreements and legalizing firearms will only make our problems worse.
In his words: “Ned Nwoko’s firearms bill should not be encouraged; This willn’t solve the insecurity issue but only worsen it. Let’s assume Nigerians are allowed to obtain firearms (legally), what’s the guarantee that majority won’t missue it, or that these arms won’t end up in the hands of criminals? We have seen how many people break bottles over little arguments/misunderstandings, let’s not add to our problems.”
Why Ned Nwoko’s firearms bill should not be encouraged – Daniel Regha