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Gun ban should apply to all politicians – lawmaker

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Bayan Muna Partylist Representative Neri Colmenares. INQUIRER.NET FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – Gun ban could spell the end for private armies but must apply to all politicians whether they are on the side of the administration or not, a legislator said on Monday.

Bayan Muna Representative Neri Colmenares said that they would back calls for a total gun ban but only if the government will implement it fairly and without double standards.

He attributed election violence and the presence of private armies to politicians’ access to firearms and said that gun control would be a “good policy” but only if it is “total, meaning it should apply to all politicians whether pro-administration or opposition.”

“The problem is that the Aquino administration is accused of double standards in many issues and this is a major problem in the gun ban campaign,” he said.


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  • carlorocci

    Gun ban? Tell that to shooting champ

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/I652HGJAAM7VJXLSJVZDF2QPGM Ninoneil

      NO TO TOTAL Gun BAn…mag isip nga kayo…lalong tataas ang krimen nyan kasi mas lalakas na ang loob ng mga kriminal kasi wala ng baril mga civillian…bakit?susunod ba sa batas yang mga kriminal?susunod ba sila sa gun ban…tuwa lang nila pag natupad yang gun ban…

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/iV0XkkNontlsHWTkG2jcuz.PB64A#6b054 F alonso

    Gun ban? Kalokohan,That’s applicable only to ordinary citizens of the Phil.Di kayang ipatupad ng DILG ang pag sugpo ng Waiting,gun ban pa. Dream on….

  • Your_King

    Gun ban should apply to all politicians (with a fine print which states) except for those politicians who are part of Aquino’s KKK.

  • poltergeist_fuhrer

    agree ako dito…

    TOTAL GUN BAN!!!

    ang mga may baril kasi mas lalo yumayabang…

    • http://Yahoo.com/ Ragdeleafar

      Mali rin yan total gun ban, dahil pag naging batas yan…aba eh.. lalong malakas ang loob ng mga criminal…akyat bahay gang, holdaper, kidnaper, carnaper, rapist, addict, tambay, pasok kahit saan bahay, tindahan, sasakyan na magustohan nila dahil alam nila walang baril, walang kalaban laban ang mga mabubuting, nananahimik na mamamayan!!!! We solve one problem but creates many more problems!

      Pag allowed ang ‘gun’ mag iisip muna ang criminal bago nila isagawa ang balak.

      • catalansbarce

        Correct.

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        the point is, PNP should go after the unlicensed/lose firearms STRICTLY!!!

  • Komen To

    How can you implement total gun ban, even to politicians, if they cannot even confiscate illegal guns from armed rebels? E di kawawa lang tayong lahat sa lahat ng rebelde at masasamang loob sa lipunan?

  • Hunter421

    No to any gun ban. Let the politicians shoot it out if they want but don’t penalize law enforcement, military and civilians who depend on a personal firearm for their own safety and the safety of their families.

  • aldhins

    Basta ma siguro ang siguridad ng mga mamayan ok lang  total gun ban pero ang tanung  kaya bang bantayan ang  awtoridad ang mamamayan ? mismo sila nag sasabi na kulang sila ng tauhan ang problema masasamang loob malaya silang mag bibit ng baril at pumatay  tingnan din natin yung karamihan may  baril di naman nasasangkot sa pag patay nag ka taon lang siguro dahil lango sa alak or droga.

  • tarikan

    Yes to total gun ban. Any civilian seen with a gun is reason enough for him to be shot by police authorities or military personnel. A civilian who carries a gun should be presumed a communist rebel, terrorist or underworld character and liable to be shot at sight by authorities. With this policy, who would dare carry a gun? Even human rights advocates won’t dare carry a gun hahaha.

  • opinyonlangpo

    That should be nice but it is well known that politicians do not play fairly. One way or another their people are armed and dangerous.

  • john clark

    Most administrations had double standards…. Case in point the AMPATUANS! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0O3B7N848o&feature=share Special Shout out to the philippines 01:19

  • disqusted0fu

    The KKK was not formed just for the heck of it!

    If law enforcers can apply the gun ban to Pnoy and his KKKs, then they can certainly apply it to everyone.



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