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Iraqis can keep their assault rifles
Orange County Register ^ | June 1, 2003 | Edmund L. Andrews

Posted on 06/01/2003 12:51:56 PM PDT by fightinJAG

Edited on 04/14/2004 10:06:04 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

U.S. retreats from previous policy. Military officials have said it's hard to disarm people who fear for their safety.

BAGHDAD, IRAQ In a significant retreat from U.S. efforts to seize weapons held by Iraqi citizens, U.S. and British officials said Saturday that Iraqis would be allowed to keep AK-47 assault rifles in their homes and businesses.


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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arms; bang; banglist; iraq; lpaulbremer; postwariraq
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1 posted on 06/01/2003 12:51:56 PM PDT by fightinJAG
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To: fightinJAG
I got as far as:
"...what had been a much tougher plan to rid postwar Iraq of heavy weapons..." when refering to allowing Iraqi's to keep their AK's.

Gotta hate the left-wing radical extremists ... who haven't the slightest idea of reality - nor of what constitutes "Heavy Weapons"

An AK-47 is NOT.
2 posted on 06/01/2003 1:02:44 PM PDT by steplock ( http://www.spadata.com)
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To: fightinJAG
U.S. retreats from previous policy. Military officials have said it's hard to disarm people who fear for their safety.

This is as far as I got. Wish they would apply this in the United States. Seems Iraq is more free now.

3 posted on 06/01/2003 1:04:26 PM PDT by American in Israel (Right beats wrong)
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To: *bang_list
Bang
4 posted on 06/01/2003 1:05:56 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (NEO-COMmunistS should be identified as such.)
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To: American in Israel
Dontcha just love irony?

L

5 posted on 06/01/2003 1:06:44 PM PDT by Lurker ("One man of reason and goodwill is worth more, actually and potentially, than a million fools" AR)
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To: fightinJAG
In a significant retreat from U.S. efforts to seize weapons held by Iraqi citizens, U.S. and British officials said Saturday that Iraqis would be allowed to keep AK-47 assault rifles in their homes and businesses.

Nice to know the Second Amendment is alive and well somewhere.

6 posted on 06/01/2003 1:08:53 PM PDT by Euro-American Scum
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To: fightinJAG
Iraqis will still be allowed to keep handguns, rifles and shotguns. But the new instructions contain a lengthy list of much heavier weapons that would be prohibited to most people: machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades, shoulder-fired missiles, antiaircraft guns, mortars, land mines and grenades.

Start 'em on that slippery slope early on eh?

7 posted on 06/01/2003 1:10:00 PM PDT by tet68 (Jeremiah 51:24 ..."..Before your eyes I will repay Babylon for all the wrong they have done in Zion")
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To: steplock
Most people I have found seem to believe that any automatic weapons are "Heavy". This I believe is due to their unavailability to the general US public, and the under education about firearms by most US citizens.

I believe this move is merely to save face. An AK47 can be purchased for about $20 American in that area, and a complete ban would be completely uninforcable.
8 posted on 06/01/2003 1:10:19 PM PDT by Epasonic
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To: fightinJAG
BUMP
9 posted on 06/01/2003 1:14:29 PM PDT by TLBSHOW
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To: fightinJAG
But Citizens of the State of California can't. How interesting.
10 posted on 06/01/2003 1:15:32 PM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: Lurker; yall
Iraqi irony.

-- Ali the goatherder can now possess a rifle absolutely prohibited to any of the citizens of the late great state of CA..
11 posted on 06/01/2003 1:21:16 PM PDT by tpaine (Really, I'm trying to be a 'decent human being', but me flesh is weak.,)
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To: fightinJAG
In a significant retreat from U.S. efforts to seize weapons held by Iraqi citizens, U.S. and British officials said Saturday that Iraqis would be allowed to keep AK-47 assault rifles in their homes and businesses.

It's only a "retreat" from what the media reported, not from what CENTCOM announced over a week ago two days after the announcement in "general terms" and well before any "heavy criticism from many Iraqis", not to mention more important criticism by American citizens/voters, could possibly have built up and been communicated back to CENTCOM.

http://www.centcom.mil/CENTCOMNews/news_release.asp?NewsRelease=20030587.txt

The New York Slimes again.

12 posted on 06/01/2003 1:27:14 PM PDT by El Gato
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To: tpaine
Yes, but in CA they have transgender toilets.

Just a case of different priorities, I guess.

13 posted on 06/01/2003 1:28:09 PM PDT by Batrachian
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To: fightinJAG
It's interesting that the people of Iraq have more second amendment rights than Americans. The AK-47's that they get to keep are FULL AUTOMATIC while we poor Americans can only own SEMI-AUTO rifles.
14 posted on 06/01/2003 1:47:04 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (When someone burns a cross on your property the best firehose is an AK-47.)
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To: fightinJAG
BTTT
15 posted on 06/01/2003 1:49:07 PM PDT by Gritty
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To: fightinJAG
How encouraging that Iraqis will be spared from the tyranny that has been visited upon Americans.

God bless Iraq.

16 posted on 06/01/2003 1:58:15 PM PDT by Imal (Don't believe anything you read.)
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To: tet68
Gotta tow the party line... "rights" are GRANTED by the gov, doncha know! "Scary" arms are excluded from "shall not be infringed". (/sarcasm) It's interesting to note, that Iraqui's are only "allowed" to KEEP (some) arms under this scheme, not to BEAR them.

The saddest part is that many so called "Second Amendment supporters" beleive in "reasonable restrictions", and that only (certain) "guns" are covered under the Second Amendment. What part of "the right of the people to keep and bear ARMS shall not be infringed" do they not understand?


Militia - Got Liberty?

17 posted on 06/01/2003 2:31:22 PM PDT by TERMINATTOR (Don't tread on me!)
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To: All
*BUMP*
18 posted on 06/01/2003 2:38:18 PM PDT by frosty snowman
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To: El Gato
Good info.
19 posted on 06/01/2003 2:43:22 PM PDT by fightinJAG
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To: fightinJAG
That's just great! The Iraqis get to keep their assult weapons,but we don't. The Iraqis get to be more free than we here in the land of the free. Write President Bush,and tell him what you think about his support for the assult weapons ban.
20 posted on 06/01/2003 3:04:09 PM PDT by voteconstitutionparty
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