Rising Sales Of Firearms In Baghdad

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  1. From the New York Times.

    Sales of firearms to Baghdad civilians are said to be rising sharply on rising prices.

    The ever-popular, rugged, dependable AK-47 assault rifle has risen from $112 to $290 in the past month.

    Automatic pistols and revolvers are selling briskly.

    Strong sales of hand grenades although the price recently doubled to $95@. Possession of hand grenades by civilians is contrary to Iraqi "law."

    The Iraqi "government" professes concern about the enthusiasm of the public for arming itself.

    Mr. Hussein Abdul-Khaliq, a satisfied Kalashnikov purchaser, less than the legal minimum of twenty-five years for firearms ownership, and on the street in possession of more than the legal maximum of twenty-five rounds, is quoted as commenting "let them try to take it from me."

    "Sectarian Strife Fuels Gun Sales In Baghdad" by Jeffrey Gettleman. 3 April 2006
    http://fairuse.100webcustomers.com/sf/nyt4_03_06.htm
     
  2. Still a bargin though!
     
  3. cpunk

    cpunk LE Moderator

    Doesn't that qualify him for free life membership of the (US) NRA? He's using one of their slogans. :lol:
     
  4. What are the laws on Uk citizens treating themselves to a bit of AK/Glock action over there? What if they're serving?
     

  5. Don't laugh, he's probably going to start posting pictures of them in here soon. Ain't life grand.