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Gun ban: A kneejerk Reaction to Crime

In light of the so-called "road rage incidents" by Jason Ivler and Richard Ordonez, and the Ampatuan Massacre in Maguindanao, there have been the usual calls by the police and anti-gun groups to impose further restrictions on civilian firearms ownership and to impose gun bans as a means of curbing such violence. PROGUN being an anti-crime organization has always condemned such criminal acts. But is a gun ban the solution to such problems? Will the suspension of licensed civilians who have permits-to-carry outside of residence ("PTCFOR") solve these problems of crime on our streets?

FED or Civilian Firearms Agency?

Do you agree that FED should be replaced by a civilian Firearms Committee or agency under the DILG which will handle all matters  and issue all rules on firearms? A number of firearms bills in the Senate propose this, and it is also a proposal for the new Comprehensive Firearms Code bill that we will be preparing.

Some reasons are:

The Philippines: The Last Frontier of Civilian Gun Ownership?

If you conduct a survey of gun ownership rights among the countries of the world, you will find that our very own country, the Philippines, along with the United States, is one of the last frontiers civilian gun ownership in the world. In Asia, we are the ONLY country that still allows widespread civilian gun ownership.

Now isn't that nice?  :D

Election Related Violence on the Rise

In spite of the best efforts at imposing a total gun ban, it would seem that the efforts at curbing election related violence have been proven to be a failure. As per the statistics, election related killings and violence has been steadily on the rise since 2001, in spite of the Comelec Gun Ban. The current figures of deaths since 1992 as gathered from the PNP and Inquirer files are that a total of 537 have been killed in election related violence since 1992 up to 2007.

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