Rehabilitating Insurgents with Guns

    Hundreds of former Tamil Tigers fighters are in detention/rehabilitation centres. Some of the best shots, some of them former insurgent snipers, are being trained in competition shooting by the Sri Lanka military as part of their rehabilitation.

    I cannot think of another instance in history where prisoners of war have been given marksmen training by the very people they were waging a violent insurgency against. This is proof that guns can be used for healing, not just killing.

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!