Hey Harry,(captaincrunch)I almost get that anti-gun vibe from that libtard reporter. If he was a full time, year round, permanent resident. I'm sure he would be back to that gun mart with a fist full of dinar's and he'd get real proficient with an AK really quick.What the rest of the world does not understand is that is the way of life for those countries and those people. There is no dialing 911, hell the police may be worse than the bad guys. Same as over here. Unless I was rich and I could afford private security, then I have on choice but to provide for my own security and that means carrying a gun of some sort.I guess the libtards have some kinda view of a kinder, gentler planet where everyone is happy and prosperous. A Utopia of smartphone carrying, soma swallowing, consumer automaton's that will keep our GDP going for the next 200 years.Scuse' me. I ain't taken that pill. I ain't carrying a cell phone and I sure as hell ain't giving up my gun.
I wish I had a nice gun market right near my place. I saw what I am pretty sure was a Browning High Power in one of those scenes, the nice brushed chrome finish gun.Things are indeed different overseas, but I think we are getting more like them every day in terms of the environment we live in.
There was a Browning High Power for private sale the next town over a couple of months back. I thought about it but decided he was too proud of it price wise
Browning High Powers are rare as hen's teeth in my part of the country. When one comes in, the weasel at the gun store will call his old buddy and it never makes it to the shelf. I know because I use to do that for cronies who were looking for something, if it came in I set it aside and dropped a dime. There are all sorts of High Powers, and I have been collecting them a long time. The only thing I really need now is an Inglis produced WW2 gun. I found one once when I worked at the park, an old guy who was camping there showed it to me. But he wouldn't part with it for love or money, it had come to him through his dad, who had been in the Canadian Army in WW2. I considered leaving a trail of hamburger meat to his travel trailer at night, so the bears would come and devour him, then I could score the pistol. But my better nature prevailed. I also realized the bears might come while I was distributing the bait. :-(
I was under the impression guns are easy to get over there, and what they really need are SF types to come in and teach/train the locals to be an effective fighting force rather than a bunch of spray-n-pray mobs.
I think there were a lot of Kurds who just didn't worry about having a gun until ISIL started massacring people by the hundreds. Then even the Kumbaya set (every country has them) would have felt the need to gear up. I'd like to wander that arms bizarre with a sack full of whatever they use for money. I saw a nice Browning in there, I think.
Not sure about the Kurds, but -per the WSJ - in the Sunni areas the Iraqi government of Iraq had largely disarmed the population. Thus, even though ISSIS tactics have made the unpopular with the civilians, they don't have the firepower to do much. Note that it makes a difference that the Sunni areas were some of the major conflict areas that our troops were fighting in, where as the Kurds pretty much were able to maintain peace and keep hostile forces out of their areas.
"America is providing weapons." Every time the US supplies weapons, those are the people who we must fight next, and they are well-armed.
Shades of Vietnam. But the Kurds are a horse of a different color. Ryan worked with them and was favorably impressed.
Russell, I trust the Kurds. I wouldn't give a plugged nickel for the Iraqis, of either stripe.
I own an unmentionable number of guns but most are antique, muzzle load etc. It may be time for me to get into the modern age.
You need more guns. Then, you can go to the gun safe when you feel down, and open it up. Yes! Yes! HAHAHAHAHA! Always works for me, anyway. ;-)I have a Hawkins plains rifle and a Navy Colt, both replicas of course. I don't shoot them though, they are wall hangers.