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The story was wrong, it was IRAQ not Iran!



http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/02/17/...ustria-Iran.php



Corrective: Austria-Iran story



VIENNA, Austria: In stories Feb. 16 and Feb. 17 about weapons sales, The Associated Press, citing Austrian news media reports, erroneously reported that Austrian authorities approved the export of 30,000 handguns to Iran. The weapons were sold to Iraq, not Iran.
 

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Jeff 9mm M&P said:
Hmmmm another good reason not to buy a Glock.


I concur, I certainly hope an American manufacture does not make the same mistake. Next time I see a glock owner on the range I will show him this article; then show him my M&P :wink: But there again, the USA sold millions of dollars or weaponry to Iraq, then enturn took it back so to speak. I was amazed at the US stamped ordance I found in Ammunition Supply Points across Iraq. Either way you look at it, it doesnt make it right to sell arms to Iran.



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I wouldn't sell Iran any weapons,...I would give it to them for free...



Just drop a couple of Huge Bombs from a B2, No Charge!!





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[quote name='Jeff 9mm M&P']Hmmmm another good reason not to buy a Glock.


I concur, I certainly hope an American manufacture does not make the same mistake. Next time I see a glock owner on the range I will show him this article; then show him my M&P :wink: But there again, the USA sold millions of dollars or weaponry to Iraq, then enturn took it back so to speak. I was amazed at the US stamped ordance I found in Ammunition Supply Points across Iraq. Either way you look at it, it doesnt make it right to sell arms to Iran.[/quote]
 

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I really doubt if a US manufacturer could get a permit from the government to sell any kind of arms to Iran, heck they probably couldn't get a permit to sell them anything, much less arms.
 

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To think that I was looking for a compact handgun and was thinking about a G27. I will not support a manufacturer that supports terrorism. Especially when they are finding their way to Iraqi insurgents who are killing my brothers & sisters in arms. Great reason to exclude Glock and I hope other Americans will do the same.
 

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They are discounting this on GT saying that it is for Iraq, not Iran. I don't know if that's true or not. I do know Iraqi police are issued Glocks.
 

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Buy USA from now on.....

Thanks for the heads up! My son is considering buying a Glock. I'll show him this article. This is one of the many reasons we should buy guns manufactured in the USA. When you buy foreign made products, you don't know what you are supporting. :roll:
 

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The US government bought S&W Sigmas for distribution to Iraqi Police.
 

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TxPhantom said:
Thanks for the heads up! My son is considering buying a Glock. I'll show him this article. This is one of the many reasons we should buy guns manufactured in the USA. When you buy foreign made products, you don't know what you are supporting. :roll:


Not just guns...

I ALWAYS take time to look where stuff is made; especially at WalMart/Target/etc. If there is an American/Canadian option I go for that. That's why you see me on here instead of the Glock forums.
 

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Yep, they posted a retraction, the Glocks are to go to IRAQ! NOT Iran. This does NOT excuse the .50 cal (12.7mm) rifles though...that was styer's doing, not glocks.



Corrective: Austria-Iran story

The Associated Press

Published: February 16, 2007



VIENNA, Austria: In stories Feb. 16 and Feb. 17 about weapons sales, The Associated Press, citing Austrian news media reports, erroneously reported that Austrian authorities approved the export of 30,000 handguns to Iran. The weapons were sold to Iraq, not Iran.


LINK: http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/02/17/...ustria-Iran.php
 

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Styer Not Glock

Thanks ClosetCaseNerd! I was wondering if it really was Glock, it seemed a bit out of the ordinary for Glock to have made the decision, not impossible, just unlikely.



Now Styer is could see they are looking for markets where it can sell.
 

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Never trust the media.....

Or as Ronald Reagan said, "trust but verify". Now I've got to send out my own corrective story to the people I sent the original story to. :oops:

With the problems in the middle east, it's pretty bad when a reporter doesn't know the difference between Iraq and Iran! Just prooves you have to wade through their agenda driven slant on any news story. They probably cost Glock some business already. I'm almost mad enough to go out and buy a Glock! Well, almost!! :roll:
 

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With all the references to Iran, then getting the quote of Styer's rep's about Iraq correct, I just can't see how this journalist could confuse the two. What do these guys drink when they write or what?



I'm sorry for the confusion, and I posted it on two other boards because I was furious, but I should have checked around before posting this up on other boards. Now I feel bad because I put egg on glock's face and they didn't do anything wrong...



I cleaned up my mess on other boards I posted this on. I hope glock goes after the journalist
 

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At least they posted a retraction, a lot of times when the media makes mistakes they just forget about it!
 
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