Lawyers, Guns and Money: Guns and Genocide:
Finally, this whole line of thought on the justification of gun ownership needs to die in the face of the Iraq situation. Iraqi private citizens were heavily armed by most standards, and yet could not throw off the yoke of Saddam Hussein. Indeed, the strength and viability of the insurgency should demonstrate that tyranny is not the most important problem for most people. Thousands of Iraqis who were willing to live under the murderous regime of Hussein have taken up arms against the US.

I never thought about it this way. There are obviously many people in Iraq who are willing to fight and die for a cause. Evidently overthrowing Saddam Hussein didn't reach that threshold, but getting rid of the U.S. does.


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