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posted 27 May 2003 09:22 PM      Profile for clockwork     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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Owning a firearm is a matter of pride and a sign of manhood to many Iraqi men, especially in rural areas where tribalism and traditional values endure.

Saddam Hussein deepened the country's gun culture by appearing frequently in public with a firearm. An image of the deposed leader firing a rifle with one hand became an icon of his rule, depicted in thousands of posters and murals.


Iraqi civilians ordered to relinquish firearms

Wasn't there a babbler that claimed that because Iraq was a police state, Iraqi's had no guns? A babbler that has claimed to be in Iraq?


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posted 27 May 2003 09:28 PM      Profile for clockwork     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
From a G&M reporter writing the original AP report:

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Locating the other type of weapon the U.S. wants to seize -- automatic rifles and anything larger -- is easier. Guns have long been popular in Iraq and Mr. Hussein's Baathist regime, unlike other police states, allowed citizens to own them.

U.S. senators questioning war rationale

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