September 2003

Armed, and Safer, Iraqis

I turn over my column this month to John R. Lott Jr., a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and the author of the recently released The Bias Against Guns. -Todd Woodard


June 26, 2003 — The June 14 deadline for Iraqi citizens to turn in banned weapons worked about as poorly as any gun buy-back program in the United States. After the two-week program ended, a guard at one of the designated places to turn in guns said, “We have had plenty of reporters, but no weapons come in.”

American soldiers are laying down their lives to protect Iraqi citizens, and the last thing that we want to do is put them in harm’s way. On Tuesday, six British soldie...

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