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BREAKING NEWS: Philippines Ban Guns, Check-Points, Door-to-Door Gun Grabbing

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Hoss, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. Hoss

    Hoss Bend, Oregon New Member

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    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? :paranoid:


    Dozens Held in Philippines Gun Ban
    http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2010/01/201011291725951208.html

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    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.
     
  2. chase

    chase Wilsonville, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Bummer for them.
     
  3. Hoss

    Hoss Bend, Oregon New Member

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    Coming to America soon bro. :paranoid:
     
  4. Hoss

    Hoss Bend, Oregon New Member

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  5. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    I'm sure the muslim insurgents are glad to see this happening...
     
  6. tallshipsgo

    tallshipsgo Springfield OR Well-Known Member

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    When I lived in the Philippines (early 80's, then again later that same decade) guns were outlawed under Marcos. The only ones that had them were the NPA (commie New Peoples Army) and the Muslims in Mindanao (and of course Marcos and his people). I was told that they loosened the laws in the 90's though. I remember Marcos’ secret police gunning people down in Manila that were wearing Aquino t-shirts during the elections. As nice as I found the people to be and as much as I liked the people and culture, it's a third world country run by the very top one or two percent by force and has been for a very long time. I don't think this is a precursor to disarmament here.
     
  7. Mutoman

    Mutoman North Bend Active Member

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    I'm kind of on the fence with this one. The real problem is that this gun-grab is probably not going to accomplish anything. I suspect that those who wish to kill will find a way. Start counting the bombings in the Philippines.
     
  8. Arkarayne

    Arkarayne Medford, OR Member

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    I feel sorry for the guns, prolly gonna end up as firewood and rebar, unless the gov't ends up using em. ...or they sell them.
    (photo looks like alot of mausers, bolt actions, maybe some shotguns.)

    but, my cousin used to work in the phillipines, while he, like you tallshipsgo, liked the people and culture, he was glad to leave when he did. (went to beijing... probably not an improvement.)
     
  9. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Of course these things are no longer taught in our education institutions but the Japanes tried to stop the Philopinos back in WWII with the same kind of tactics. Liberal governments bring this out in the people, just keep watching here at home.

    jj
     
  10. tallshipsgo

    tallshipsgo Springfield OR Well-Known Member

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    Do gun grabs ever? Subservience is the only desired outcome to a gun ban/grab and they’ll achieve that but, as you said, nothing else.

    Yeah Arkarayne, I d@mn near kissed the ground when I got back CONUS. NO better feeling.
     
  11. tallshipsgo

    tallshipsgo Springfield OR Well-Known Member

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    Sadly you're right JJ, these things are not taught. The brutality the Filipinos were subjected to was unimaginable. The Japanese were astonishingly violent towards everyone, combatant and civilian alike.
     
  12. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    Well that sucks...
     
  13. jdub75

    jdub75 PNW Well-Known Member

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    pfft.
    only 1 million unregistered guns there.
    Amateurs!
     
  14. LogicBomb

    LogicBomb Grants Pass Active Member

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    Guns?? what guns.....seems I lost all mine in this HORRIBLE boating accident
     
  15. Arkarayne

    Arkarayne Medford, OR Member

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    *Dutch accent* oh no shir, it was a horrrrible shmelting accident...

    just need a weapons importer to "acquire" those from the phillipine gov't, for "historical" purposes... yeah...
     
  16. TAT2D

    TAT2D Portland Member

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    After the election, when the ban is lifted, what do they do with the guns? Return 'em to their 'rightful' owners or sell on the open market. How'd that be for a gun tax -- periodically we steal your guns and make you re-buy them.

    MrB
     
  17. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    +1 That is a question I'd like to know the answer to as well.
     
  18. tallshipsgo

    tallshipsgo Springfield OR Well-Known Member

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    That's easy: the people that took them keep them. They give some to friends and family and that's about it. I'm sure it's been done already. That's the way it works there.
     
  19. flash2pablo

    flash2pablo PNW Member

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    It wouldn't be that far fetched for an executive order to be made banning guns for a certain stretch of time for say a election season, if someone tried to run for a third term, it can happen look to Franklin Roosevelt, economically we are in similar times. I believe a president could try it, would the police or army enforce a ban here....Probably not. If it did occur, who is willing to become a felon for keeping your guns? It is easy to say, but we are so used to everyday conveniences that majority of gun owners could not take care of themselves let alone their family without the government infrastructure that is in place that is fairly accessible to all as long as you are law abiding.
     
  20. spookshack

    spookshack Forest Grove, OR Life Member Lifetime Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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