Nigeria: Senator Wants Use of Firearms Legalised. A member of the Senate Committee on Police Affairs, Sen. Lekan Balogun yesterday in Abuja called for the lawful possession of firearms by all Nigerians for self protection.
Balogun told that News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the lawful possession of firearms was the only panacea toward curtailing the political killings in the country.
He said: ‘If I’m armed, you would not come to my house and harass me with a gun because you don’t know who will die in the process.’
Balogun, a governorship aspirant on the Platform of PDP in Oyo State, who recently escaped assassination bid in his bedroom in Ibadan, said that nobody should be allowed to monopolise violence because of possession of firearms. [FirearmNews.com]
Here’s a rarity–a politician who actually cares about the people he represents, and not just his own power. I wonder if he’d consider moving the California and running for US Senate?