Armed guards shoot down pirate problem

No gun control here: Guns have put the pirating business is in a recession so deep that one dreaded Somali pirate has decided to quit. Mohamed Abdi Hassan, known as "Afweyne" or "big mouth," told reporters that after eight successful years in the business, he’s through.
Last year marked the lowest incidence of pirate attacks off the coast of Somalia in recent times: The seas are now patrolled by navies, and ships traveling on the Indian Ocean now use armed guards to prevent kidnappings and ransacking. Read more.
[Thanks BJS]