The Armed and the Dangerous: who are they really? (Part 2)
As a follow-up to my article, 'The Armed and the Dangerous: who are they really?', I would simply like to show two interesting figures from the Committee to Protect Journalists.
In all recorded journalist murder cases since 1992:
- Government officials were the suspected source of fire 71% of the time
- The overwhelming majority of victims covered politics (61%) and corruption (41%)
So, whenever we hear from politicians and journalists who support anti-gun legislation, we should ask them, who are the real armed and dangerous groups in our society?
Cracking down on civilian firearms ownership will not solve the problem of violent crime in the Philippines. If politicians are serious about tackling this issue, they should be looking elsewhere.