Martial law

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Martial Law confiscation of guns remembered

On this eve of the 38th Anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law in the Philippines, we recall with outrage how one of the first acts the dictator Ferdinand Marcos's was to proclaim that all persons shall not posses or carry any firearm outside of residence. The alleged basis was lawless terrorism, open rebellion, and assassinations of government officials - all of which were later proven to be false, fabricated, and concocted - which sounds chillingly similar to recent orders today by the PNP tightening rules on firearms. Nevertheless, the infamous General Order N. 6 was used by the Military and Philippine Constabulary as a basis to order the surrender and confiscation of all privately owned firearms in the Philippines.

 

GENERAL ORDER No. 6

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