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Posted: 12/17/2003 8:31:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/17/2003 8:32:49 AM EDT by 223-Buckaroo]
www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,105954,00.html


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This June, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld started the ruckus when he said: “You've got to remember that if Washington, D.C., were the size of Baghdad, we would be having something like 215 murders a month.” Some were bothered simply because this indicated that Iraq was being handled well. Others were upset that a country where civilians were able to freely own machine guns could have a lower murder rate than our own nation’s capital where even handguns are banned. The claim did not sit well with those pushing to renew the assault weapons ban in our own country.

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