Maybe the jerkweeds at the National Rifle Association should set up a branch in Baghdad.
Yesterday, Condi Rice was there on a surprise visit, during which she praised Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki's ongoing clampdown against the Mahdi Army and other militias and criminal elements in Iraq. In her statement, Rice made the following comment:
“[T]he prime minister has laid down some ground rules which any functioning democratic state would insist on, having to do with, you know, arms belonging to the state, not to – not in private hands.” (Italics added.)
(Hat tip to brother curmudgeon for the quote.)
Does this mean Secretary of State Rice disagrees with our Second Amendment, or believes in a very restrictive view of that portion of the Bill of Rights?
Will the NRA go ape over this? Why shouldn't Iraqis have the same god-given rights as bitter small town Americans?