Iraq Government to Disarm Population

Now that we’re no longer going to be there, I guess they want to be able to impose whatever government they can get away with on the Iraqi people. That’s a lot easier if you don’t have to worry about them shooting back. Under US occupation and provisional government, Iraqis were permitted to have one AK-47 and a reasonable amount of ammunition for personal defense.

I don’t think this will end well.

10 thoughts on “Iraq Government to Disarm Population”

  1. Should I be the first to point out the hypocrisy of the Iraqis being able to own a real selective-fire assault rifle while most US citizens can’t?

  2. Of course it won’t. Who can honestly expect to institute a democratic government in a politically and socially unstable region that has never had a tradition of democracy. That’s like expecting kindergartners to spontaneously develop the continental congress.

  3. “But political analyst Ibrahim al-Sumaidaie told RFI that “acts of violence and assassinations are often perpetrated by individuals employed as bodyguards of
    state officials or planted in the security and military establishment by hostile groups.””

    Yup, not going to end well for anyone

  4. I agree that this won’t end well.

    Hopefully it will be a “teachable moment” for the gun grabbers in this country?

  5. While I of course believe gun rights should eventually extend throughout the world, it’s a bit too much to condemn the Iraqi democracy project as failed just because it does not immediately become as free as the United States – on this standard every single country in the world will have failed.

  6. I suspect there enough rifles around that a serious attempt to disarm the populace would be like attempting to disarm the US populace–either ineffective or lots of blood will be shed.

  7. Admittedly it was only a translation of the proposed Iraq Constitution, and it was quite a few years ago, but when I covered the topic in my blog it was obvious that it didn’t recognize the inalienable right to keep and bear liberty’s teeth.

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