Terrorists are still on the loose in an upscale Kenyan mall. They’ve killed 62 innocent people and wounded another 200 people. They did this with guns. Kenya happens to have one of the toughest gun laws on earth. Don’t these terrorist care about the law? The nerve of these people. Do gooder politicians and government drones went to the trouble of writing these laws, instituting these procedures, and creating an agency to oversee the administration of the rules, regulations and laws. And what do these terrorists do? They go and ignore the gun laws and shoot innocent unarmed people. There should be a law.
It is illegal in Kenya to own any type of firearm without a valid gun ownership license as spelled out under the Firearms Act (Cap. 114) Laws of Kenya. Anyone who is 12 years or older can apply to privately own a gun. However, such persons must provide in writing to the Chief Licensing Officer (CLO) stating genuine reason(s) for their need to privately own and carry a firearm. It remains at the discretion of the CLO to make a decision to award, deny or revoke a gun ownership license based on the reason(s) given. Anyone seeking to hold a gun license must pass the most stringent of background checks that probes into their past and present criminal, mental health and well as domestic violence records. Failure to pass one of these checks automatically bars one from being permitted to own a firearm. These checks are regularly repeated and must be continually passed for anyone to continue holding the gun license. Failure to pass any of these checks at any stage, means an automatic and immediate revocation of the issued license. Once licensed to own a gun, no permit is required in order to carry around a concealed firearm.
Maybe Obama can drone a few suspected Kenyan terrorists (or innocent women and children) and use this incident to push for more stringent gun control laws in the U.S.