IRAQ: Drop That Gun, Commie

The logical next step in Premier Karim Kassem's squeeze on the Communists was to deprive them of the guns with which they might one day shoot their way to power. This he tried to do last week, ordering a three-year prison sentence and $450 fine for anyone caught with firearms in his possession. Doubtless many an illegal pistol remained hidden under mattresses, but at least Communist mobs would henceforth be discouraged from roaming the streets waving their weapons in open intimidation.

Though asked to lay down their arms, the Communists are not prepared to give up their struggle. They are...

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