Gun Buybacks Needed in Iraq?

There needs to be more effective gun control in Iraq:

The Pentagon has lost track of about 190,000 AK-47 assault rifles and pistols given to Iraqi security forces in 2004 and 2005, according to a new government report, raising fears that some of those weapons have fallen into the hands of insurgents fighting U.S. forces in Iraq.

How could we get those guns back? Well, whenever there’s a gun problem in a major American city, a “gift card for guns” program is proposed. This has been done in Chicago, Boston, Buffalo, New York, Detroit, Washington DC and many other cities.

Why not do the same thing in Iraq? Sure, extend it to include bombs too, what the heck. Just hand out a 125,000 dinar (about a hundred bucks) gift cards to “Bed, Jihad & Beyond” or whatever for each gun or IED turned in, and viola! Problem solved… right?

If the likes of gun grabbers such as Nancy Pelosi would laugh off this idea as preposterous and ineffective, she should ask herself why. And if she thinks it’s a good idea, then at least we’ve found somebody to work the exchange booth in Fallujah.

Author: Doug Powers

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