Is the Philippines a Terrorist Country?
European Union Countries have imposed a self-styled arms embargo on the Philippines by refusing to sell guns to Philippine end users. The apparent reason given is that the Philippines is labeled as a "terrorist country." Other petty reasons include certain dealers' misconduct in declaring the end users of the imported firearms.
Is the Philippine a terrorist country?
On the contrary, the Philippines has a robust Constitutional Democracy, with free elections, elected leaders, courts of law, and a thriving economy. In fact as of the late '90's, the Philippines was the largest market for European-made guns such as Glock, in Asia. Our gun licensing system is still free, but increasingly becoming draconian. The vast majority of 1.2 million gun owners comply with the laws of firearms.
It is wrong to label the Philippines as a terrorist country due to the acts of 20 or so muslim extremists in the far southern region (the Philippines is 80% Christian). If anything, the Filipinos should be given the right to protect themsleves against lawless bandits and extremists. In fact, it is rather hypocritical to label a small country in Asia as a "terrorist country", when in fact almost every terrorist organization in the world, including, the Red brigades, Baader Mienhof, Al Fatah, Al Queda and the 911 hi-jackers roam with impunity within and among the borders of the Western European countries. The Philippines' top terrorist Jose Ma. Sison in fact lives in asylum in the Netherlands and continues to direct his subversive and terroristic activities from there.
The bottom line is that there is nothing illegal in the manner in which licensed guns are sold in the Philippines, just like in other countries of the world. Filipino citizens comply with the laws imposed upon them (no matter how harsh). Filipinos are law abiding citizens.Considering our unique situation, the TRUTH must be stated.