Bilang Sagot kina Korina Sanchez at Ted Failon

Narito and SAGOT ng PROGUN sa news article ni Korina Sanchez na lumabas sa Philippine Star Ngayong 22 Agosto 2011: http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=719282&publicationSubCategoryId=94. at dito: http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=718995&publicationSubCategoryId=94

Isang malaking pagkakamali ang sinabi ni Korina Sanchez na ang turo ng responsible gun owners are pagbunot ng baril sa away agad puputukin at sisiguradong patay ang lumulusob sa iyo. Wala po itinuturo ang responsible gun owner na ganun, na ang totoo ang tamang turo ng responsible gun owners ay gagamitin lang ang baril kapag nanganganib lang ang buhay ng pan sarili o ang pamilya. Ang laging turo nga ng responsible gun owners ay iwas lagi sa gulo, at wag mainit ang ulo, lalo na sa traffic.

Mali rin at walang base ang ejemplo at pag kumpara ni Korina Sanchez na sina Jason Ivler at Rolito Go sa mga responsible gun owners. Sila Jason Ivler at Rolito Go ay hindi tinuturing na responsible gun owner na, ang totoo sila ay mga kriminal na gumamit ng walang lisensyang baril sa maling paraan. Ang responsible gun owners ay ang mga humahawak ng lisensyadong baril, nakapag-aral sa tamang paghawak ant gamit nito, at marunong sumunod sa batas. Dapat lang ikulong sina Jason Ivler at Rolito Go dahil sa kanilang krimen, pero hindi dapat sisishin ang mga ibang 1.3 milyong responsible gun owners na walang kinalalaman sa mga insidenteng ito. Ang responsible gun owners at hindi kriminal, na ang totoo kami nga ang sumusuod sa batas. Wala po kaming perehas kina Rolito Go at Jason Ivler.

Kung ang pagkamatay ng 3 taong gulang na bata sa sirili niyan kamay gamit ang baril na rehistro sa tatay niyang sundalo, ay sinisi natin sa pawalang bahala ng tatay ng bata, dapit sisihin din natin si Ted Failon sa pagkamatay ng asawa niya sa pagbabaril na gamit ang baril na rehistro at lisensyado sa pangalan ni Failon. At kung ang tatay na sundalo ng namatay na bata pwedeng kasuhan nga pagkawalang bahala sa baril na pag-aari niya, eh di dapat ganun din si Failon na pinabayaan niyang hawakan ang lisensyadong baril niya ng asawa nya na meron palang problemang emotional. Tulad ng sa unanag sayasay, dapat din si Failon ay kasuhan ng reckless imprudence or pawalang bahala sa hindi tamang pagtago ng baril niya sa bahay, na sa ganun nakuha at nagamit ng asawa niya sa pag-baril sa sarili nya.

Ganun pa man, ang insidente ng pagkawalang bahala o irresponsible gun use, ay napaka liit kompara sa pagka dami-dami na responsible gun owner na 1.3. milyon ang bilang, na tuwid, responsable, at maingat na humawak, gumamit, o magdala ng kanilang mga baril. Iilan lang ang nasalaysay ni Korina Sanchez na insidente ng hindi tamang pag-gamit ng baril pero ayon sa PNP Firearms and Explosives Office, hindi lagpas ng kulang sa 1% porsyento na insidete ng krimen na gamit ay baril, ang ginamit ang lisenyadong baril. Ang karamihan ng krimen na gumagamit ng baril ay walang lisensya. Samakatuwid, hindi ang mga lisensyadong responsible gun owners, na sumusunod sa batas, ang problema kung hindi ang mga kriminal, terrorista, at drug addict na gumagamit ng walang lisensya o illegal na baril. Hindi tama ang pag kompara ni Korina Sanchez ng mga kriminal sa responsble gun owners.

Pera pera lang daw sabi ni Korina Sanchez at Ted Failon ang pag bilin at pag lisensya ng baril. Na ang totoo napaka daming requirements ang pinapa-bigay ng PNP, e.g., drug test, neuro psychiatric, NBI clearance, Court and prosecutor's clearance, application form, gun safety seminar, at pagbayad pa ng napaka laking license fee para makabili ng baril na meron lisensya. Sabi ni Failon nueve mil (P9,000) lang meron ka nang baril? sus, bola! Ang totoo ay isang baril ay naghahalagang P40,000-P100,000, at ang mga ginagamit sa laro ay P350,000-P500,000. Anong sinasabi nyong kasing mura ng siomai - at may sukli ka pa?

At kung meron man bayaran at lagayan sa pag lisensya sa baril, sino may kasalanan? Ang mga responsible gun owners o ang pulis? Sino ba nag-papalisensya? Huwag na tayo mag-malinis at alam din nating lahat na larangan ng media eh meron din lagayan di ba mga kapatid? Pera pera lang din ang media di ba, na kung ano gusto mong lumabas (o hindi lumabas), eh lagayan lang yan? Kung sino man walang kasalanan, siya unang bumato, di ba. :)

Comments

FAILON NGAYON REACTION

I just finished watching Failon Ngayon on ABS-CBN. Although, the show had a general anti-gun theme, it was rather tame; it was not as bad as I thought it would be. Anyway, here are some points I’d like to address:

During the initial part of the show, Mr. Failon comments on how easy it is to own a firearm in our country, that for P15,000.00, one can acquire a licensed firearm. And so, what’s his point? Even if you could purchase a licensed gun for P1,000.00 it does not negate the fact that the buyer still has to go through the rigid process of submitting the necessary requirements and passing the battery of tests required by the government in order to own a firearm. I think it’s a good thing that there are inexpensive licensed firearms available in the market which makes it more affordable for the average citizen to procure one for his or her personal protection. There is nothing inherently wrong with having affordable firearms.

According also to Mr. Failon, our country has the most lenient policy when it comes to firearms ownership in the whole of Southeast Asia. Well, although there may be a little truth in that it is an unfair comparison simply because a lot of SEA countries do not allow its citizens to own firearms. Of course, no matter how strict we are when it comes to legitimate firearms ownership, we will always appear to be lenient when compared to a country that COMPLETELY PROHIBIT its citizens to own or possess firearms; it does not necessarily mean that our policies or laws pertaining to gun ownership are lax or inadequate. In fact, I believe we have very strict gun laws, actually, too strict if you ask me. I'm proud to say that we are one of the truly democratic countries in Southeast Asia; most of the countries in SEA have either autocratic (claiming to be democratic) or socialist systems of government; please do not compare our system of government with China, Malaysia, Vietnam, Myanmar, etc.; these are police states, hence, they do not allow private ownership of guns; it's much easier to control people that way since they have no means to resist (remember Martial Law?).

Somewhere in the middle of the program, Mr. Failon continues his anti-gun rhetoric by saying that “parang bentahan lang sa tiangge ang bentahan ngayon ng mga baril, yung iba pinapackage pa kasama ang lisensya”.  This is simply not true, you cannot purchase a licensed firearm over the counter, most buyers normally have to wait three weeks to a month for their licenses to be processed, approved and their guns to be released; granting all requirements have been submitted and are complete. As for the license being packaged with the gun, Mr. Failon’s tone seem to suggest that there is something wrong with that when in fact this is just normal and logical. Of course the gun is packaged with the license; you cannot purchase a gun without the license; that would be illegal. It’s no different from saying “yung kotse na binebenta pinapackage kasama yung rehistro”; SIYEMPRE MAGKASAMA TALAGA YON, ANO BA YAN! Naturingan pa naman na seasoned reporter and veteran news anchor.

During the last segment of the show, Mr. Failon mentioned that “itong 2010 lamang nakapagtala 5,779 na kaso ng iresponsableng pag gamit ng baril”. Where did this statistical data come from? What exactly does he mean by “iresponsableng pag gamit ng baril”? As far as the PNP-FED statistics go, from 2004 to the present, only about 1% of all guns used in gun related criminal incidents were licensed, hence, 99% of all guns used were loose or unregistered firearms. Mind you, we’re talking about the past 7 years, not this year alone. That’s almost a perfect record of zero incidents for all legitimate gun owners. It just proves that the system in place works and that the vast majority of legitimate gun owners are peaceful and responsible.

This is a clear example of how biased some members of the media are. They will distort the truth and twist the facts just to further their agenda and garner network ratings. They always focus on tragedy, poverty, misery, and evil doers because they can sensationalize it, spin the story according to their whim and sell it as news.  

 

@ Fallujah

 

Baka doon din siya sa nagbebenta ng siomai bumibili ng bala at baril kaya mura lang : )

Actually, lahat ng mga

Actually, lahat ng mga sinasabi ni Mr. Failon during his program was sort of a defensive strategy to simply clear his past involvement of his wife's death. Mentally, hindi pa 'yan nakaka-recover. Nako-konsensya pa yan... Hindi naman tayo TANGA to believe everything what he said; hook, line and sinker.

We are all aware about the story behind the ALLEGED suicide of Mr. Failon's wife... all his statements in opposition to his actions were all contradicting.

kaya, 'wag natin sya at silang hayaan na magpatuloy sa kanilang ninanais na mawala ang ating karapatang maghawak at mag-aari ng baril.

Show funded by Gunless Society?

We have just received information from the major firearms dealers that the Failon show was funded by the Anti-gun Gunless society and Kapatiran.

Let's hope not....

HYPOCRITE

why cant they just simply admit it that if the government (PNP/AFP) can only protect each Filipino then we wouldnt bother carrying guns, Gunless society is very ideal but with the criminals around lalo lang lalakas ang loob nila humawak ng armas at maghasik ng kasamaan knowing walang panlaban ang mga ordinary citizens sa kanila.

they cant remove the fact that even if they disarm all legitimate gun owners will resolve crimes involving guns, Danao Cebu is one of the most common source of unregistered firearms why havent they been looking at it.

disarming civilians will not stop bad people from arming themselves they dont know any law, dont respect any man.

and other people's neglect in gun use is not a responsibility of another legitimate gun owner.

why are putting this as an issue against gun ownership?