Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Thai teachers get guns

In an excellent development for those who support gun-ownership as a human right (see here), school teachers in the troubled southern region of Thailand will be allowed to carry guns.
The move is one of a series of measures designed to keep education staff from leaving the violence-hit south.
Many of the region's teachers are thought to have either stopped working or demanded a transfer from the area.
More than 700 people, including at least 24 teachers, have been killed since January 2004 in unrest which the government blames on Islamic militants.
Teachers are often targeted as they are seen as symbols of Thailand's Buddhist authorities.
Very encouraging.

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