With 34.2 guns per 100 people, Iraq is ranked eighth on the survey. More to the point, the countryalready had a well-established gun culture and a high rate of gun ownership before the overthrow of Saddam Hussein. We can't know for sure if a well-armed population could have stopped Hitler's genocide, but it certainly didn't stop Saddam's.
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Christopher Gennari, Ph.D is a Full Professor of History at Camden County College.