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dinggaling
05-24-2010, 18:28
Gun owners' group asks PNP to reconsider gun ban extension
By Michael Punongbayan (The Philippine Star) Updated May 25, 2010 12:00 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Members of the country’s largest group of civilian gun owners want the Philippine National Police (PNP) to reconsider its proposal to extend the gun ban beyond the end of the election period on June 9.

According to the Peaceful Responsible Owners of Guns (Progun), they are even willing to engage PNP chief Director General Jesus Versoza on a public debate on the issue.

“We want to engage him in a public debate and dispute his statements and figures on gun control” PROGUN acting secretary Ernesto Tabujara told The Star.

He said Progun has 15,000 card-carrying members and 1.2 million “sympathetic” licensed gun owners nationwide.

According to Tabujara during the gun summit last year, the PNP agreed with Progun’s position to implement an amnesty program to account for all the loose firearms in the country. However, the PNP shot down PROGUN’s position not to implement a total gun ban.

The gun ban, imposed by the Commission on Elections, started last Jan. 10 and will end on June 9.

Tabujara said Progun stands by its position argues that a total gun ban is “unrealistic” and not feasible within the Philippines.

He said that unlike Western countries, “the Philippines has suffered from rampant crime… In spite of the best efforts of the PNP and the Armed Forces (AFP), these crimes have not been curbed or lessened over the years. If anything, the crime situation in the country has gotten worse,” he said.

Tabujara said while some could afford private security guards, a total gun ban would leave many ordinary citizens totally defenseless against criminals.

“If he (Versoza) wants a total gun ban, he should also be willing to become my bodyguard,” he said.

edtf
05-24-2010, 18:29
Gun owners' group asks PNP to reconsider gun ban extension
By Michael Punongbayan (The Philippine Star) Updated May 25, 2010 12:00 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Members of the country’s largest group of civilian gun owners want the Philippine National Police (PNP) to reconsider its proposal to extend the gun ban beyond the end of the election period on June 9.

According to the Peaceful Responsible Owners of Guns (Progun), they are even willing to engage PNP chief Director General Jesus Versoza on a public debate on the issue.

“We want to engage him in a public debate and dispute his statements and figures on gun control” PROGUN acting secretary Ernesto Tabujara told The Star.

He said Progun has 15,000 card-carrying members and 1.2 million “sympathetic” licensed gun owners nationwide.

According to Tabujara during the gun summit last year, the PNP agreed with Progun’s position to implement an amnesty program to account for all the loose firearms in the country. However, the PNP shot down PROGUN’s position not to implement a total gun ban.

The gun ban, imposed by the Commission on Elections, started last Jan. 10 and will end on June 9.

Tabujara said Progun stands by its position argues that a total gun ban is “unrealistic” and not feasible within the Philippines.

He said that unlike Western countries, “the Philippines has suffered from rampant crime… In spite of the best efforts of the PNP and the Armed Forces (AFP), these crimes have not been curbed or lessened over the years. If anything, the crime situation in the country has gotten worse,” he said.

Tabujara said while some could afford private security guards, a total gun ban would leave many ordinary citizens totally defenseless against criminals.

“If he (Versoza) wants a total gun ban, he should also be willing to become my bodyguard,” he said.

you beat me to it! I was going to post this too. Finally some action for us!!

Allegra
05-24-2010, 18:36
igawa na ng facebook yan! heehee

paltik454
05-24-2010, 18:44
I was watching T.V patrol last night and they showed some videos submitted by citizen patrolers. what caught my attention was those candidates and private armies walking around brandishing their highpowered rifles along the streets. Another guy was caught on a video firing his pistol inside the school during the election period. So how does the PNP reacted to those incidents? akala ko ba fair and square sila(PNP/comelec) ngaun may video na ayaw pa nila tugisin yung mga violators. Ang hirap sa kanila panay sila satsat.:steamed:

CatsMeow
05-24-2010, 20:06
The last part is really priceless.:supergrin:

PMMA97
05-24-2010, 21:38
Fallujah for PROGun President!

jimbullet
05-25-2010, 01:49
finally, Progun gets media mileage! There is need for more publicity.

domsky
05-25-2010, 01:58
congrats..to Progun..President...lets support him...