Iraqi security forces have confiscated a quarter of a million weapons so far in its campaign to seize unlicensed firearms, according to the Joint Operations Command.
There is no humor in this at all, but there is loads of irony here.
Americans enjoy dressing up in military clothes and putting in appearances at public malls, convenience stores and fast food establishments; while armed with military weapons like they are living in the war torn Middle East; in the Middle East they priding themselves with public displays of level headedness and maturity.
If this does not spell it out for those making demonstrations of ...whatever they use to justify the fixation on the displaying of firearms. If this doesn't wake participants in that delusion up to the reality of what they are actually doing, I'm not so sure that anything will.
The Iraqi Government has confiscated over a Quarter Million firearms (click) so far while enforcing a National Ban on Unlicensed Firearms. But wait until you read the reasons (click) for the Licencing requirement and their aggressive enforcement efforts.
There are only a few places left on the planet where possession of firearms is not well regulated, and the United States, with the worlds highest death rate from guns is of course among the few.