Check this out. They just banned guns in the Philippines. They set up check-points and went door-to-door grabbing guns and arresting people. UN operation? Trial run for the USA? aranoid: Dozens Held in Philippines Gun Ban http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2010/01/201011291725951208.html The ban aims to curb political killings similar to the massacre of 57 people late last year [Reuters] Police in the Philippines say they have arrested at least 70 people since Sunday's imposition of a nationwide ban on guns ahead of elections later this year. Some 3,500 checkpoints have been set up across the country to enforce the ban which officials hope will cut the number of politically-motivated killings which usually blight election campaigns. The five-month ban started on Sunday and applies to everyone including off duty police and military officers. "We want to show to the public that we are dead serious about implementing the nationwide gun ban," Jefferson Soriano, the Philippines police deputy director general, said on the ABS-CBN television network. Officials estimate there are more than one million unlicensed firearms in circulation in the Philippines, with dozens of people killed each election season when politicians seek to eliminate rivals or critics. Fuelling the violence are the "private armies" controlled by so-called political warlords. The gun ban is imposed ahead of every Philippine election, but has taken on more significance in recent months following the massacre of 57 people in the southern province of Maguindanao late last year. Under the terms of the ban, which will last until June 9, civilians with permits to carry guns are also forbidden from taking them out of their homes. In addition, politicians are not allowed to have armed bodyguards, a common practice normally.