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27 Murdered in Cairo Riot

Good thing Egypt has gun control!

by
Howard Nemerov

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January 27, 2013 - 4:24 pm

Last December, 26 children and adults died at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Gun banners immediately attacked law-abiding gun owners and the National Rifle Association.

Today, the Associated Press reported that two soccer players were among the 27 murdered during a riot over an earlier soccer-related riot:

Violence erupted in Port Said after a judge sentenced 21 people to death in connection with a Feb. 1 soccer melee that killed 74 fans of the Cairo-based Al-Ahly team.

The two soccer players were shot during this riot:

Dr. Abdel-Raham Farah says Mahmoud Abdel-Halim al-Dizawi, a soccer player in Port Said’s Al-Marikh club, was shot three times and died.

He says Tamer al-Fahla, a soccer player who used to play for the city’s main Al-Masry team, was also shot dead on his way to Al-Marikh club.

According to Small Arms Survey, Egyptians own a mere 35 firearms per 1,000 population, compared to America’s 888 per 1,000.

There’s been no response yet from Dianne Feinstein or the Brady Campaign over this most recent mass murder.

(Rick Moran covers the political aspects of this riot.)

Former civilian disarmament supporter and medical researcher Howard Nemerov investigates the civil liberty of self-defense and examines the issue of gun control, resulting in his book Four Hundred Years of Gun Control: Why Isn’t It Working? He appears frequently on NRA News as their “unofficial” analyst and was published in the Texas Review of Law and Politics with David Kopel and Carlisle Moody.
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