Right to bear arms ... in Iraq
From an Iraqi blog:
From Radio Sawa (Arabic link):
Citizens of Al Mudhiryiah (a small town in the "death triangle") were subjected to an attack by several militants today who were trying to punish the residents of this small town for voting in the election last Sunday. The citizens responded and managed to stop the attack, kill 5 of the attackers, wounded 8 and burned their cars. 3 citizens were injured during the fire exchange.
Iraqi blogger's own commentary:
Well, it doesn't seem that they needed much protection! This is such a good news and I never heard anything like it before. I consider it good even if the government forces were not there at the time to do something about it, because it shows that Iraqis are no longer paralyzed by fear from the terrorists and are able to organize themselves and defend their town when it's necessary.
When we conquered Iraq, we imposed a rule that said each household may possess one AK-47 (military full-auto OK) and one full magazine for it. I'm not sure of the rules for handguns.
There have been several previous incidents like this one, and they go to show that the R2KBA works, especially in a place as dangerous as Iraq.
Posted by: Rivrdog at September 19, 2006 01:50 PM
Is Iraq really the example that you want to use? For one thing, it's probably not an exaggeration to call it the most violent place on earth; maybe places like Afghanistan and Darfur compare but that's just splitting hairs. Also, weren't all those AK-47's there there during Saddam Hussein's reign? That just goes to show that an armed populace is not necessarily a free one, contra Jefferson and others.
Posted by: Nate at November 13, 2008 01:36 PM
I didnt know that when we let each household keep a gun?
Why?...for there personal protection or rights?
Posted by: Gun Shops at April 4, 2009 04:27 PM
Check your facts. Iraq "the most violent places on earth" is, to put it mildly, a gross exaggeration.
I was there in 2008 when a report was run on that very subject. Care to know one of the many places rated as more violent? Louisiana.
Iraq isn't even close to being one of the most violent places on earth.
Posted by: Greg at December 22, 2010 10:43 AM
I also understand that Chicago and Detroit are more violent than Iraq. Of course without the tempering effect of the US Army and Marine Corps., that could change next year.
Posted by: Windy Wilson at April 25, 2013 02:34 PM