“As gun culture spreads [in India], local governments have offered to fast-track firearms licenses if men have vasectomies.” the latimes.com reports. Offered yes. Deal accepted, yes. Permit delivered? No. “[The men who’ve had the snip] say officials are reneging on the deal. One year after it started, men in one of India’s most violent regions who underwent the procedure in order to arm themselves for protection are still waiting for their permits,” the national.ae reports. “I underwent the operation only for the gun licence,” Lalit Gupta told the Hindustan Times. “The announcement appears to have been a trick.” I wonder why the LA Times missed that bit.