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GWB has a new gun

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Harry Tuttle, Jun 3, 2004.

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  1. Harry Tuttle

    Harry Tuttle Member

    Nov 14, 2003
    Saddam's gun hangs in the White House

    Tuesday June 01, 2004 06:59 - (SA)

    WASHINGTON - United States President George W. Bush has been given a pistol Saddam Hussein had with him when he was captured and now proudly shows it to selected guests, Time magazine reported.

    The gun was taken from Saddam by US special forces when they caught the ousted president in a spider hole near his home town Tikrit last December, the report said.

    The military had the pistol mounted, and it was presented to the president privately by some of the troops who ferreted out Saddam, Time said, citing unnamed sources.

    Bush now takes select visitors to see the pistol in a small study next to the Oval Office, the magazine said.

    "He really liked showing it off," the report quotes an unnamed recent visitor to the White House as saying.

    "He was really proud of it."

    Though it was widely reported at the time that the pistol was loaded when US troops grabbed Saddam, Bush has told visitors that the gun was actually empty - and that it is still empty and safe to touch, Time pointed out.

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    Tamara Senior Member

    Dec 21, 2002
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