National Arms act better known as Arms Act 1959 must be amended to make sure the safety of our society. Recently I bought a flip knife for my Girl friend for her safety as we live in Kolkata (once well known for safety) which is recently in headlines for rising crime graph. She was afraid of carrying it with her and feared that she may be arrested by police. I clarified her that a flip knife untill has a blade more than 7 inches and both side sharpened doesnt needs a license. But to my Opinion the raising crime rate specially crime against women government should take a look into the matter and make necessary changes in the arms act so that girls can carry at least a .22 bore with them for their safety. Though the arms act 1959 doesnt prohibits them to carry or buy one but the licensing authorities do prohibits on the grounds of reason. where as the reason of safety is enough for a woman. This is entirely my opinion and needs correction and views regarding this.