SAF 44 Debacle: We Want Answers

We join all peace-loving and patriotic Filipino citizens in mourning the deaths of the forty four gallant members of the PNP Special Action Force (SAF). We also realize, however, that it is not enough to simply mourn. Just retribution must be sought! But that cannot happen either unless we first identify all those, who because … Continue reading SAF 44 Debacle: We Want Answers

Assert your rights, gun owners told

Police authorities were warned not to use the New Year's Eve revelry as an excuse to harass and intimidate legitimate gun owners.           Progun Philippines and A2S5 Coalition, two groups advocating gun rights, said that "Oplan Katok" exposes law-abiding owners of firearms to all sorts of civil rights violations, including invasion of … Continue reading Assert your rights, gun owners told

Load Options for Your H.D. Shotgun

By Miguel C. Gil The 12 gauge shotgun loaded with 00 Buckshot has accrued almost legendary stature as a close range man-stopper over the past century. It remains the fodder of choice for just about any police or military organization in the world fielding a fighting shotgun. The classic load, which consists of nine spherical … Continue reading Load Options for Your H.D. Shotgun

.22 Carbines for Home Defense

By Miguel C. Gil Does your handy .22 carbine make for a viable home defense tool? This seems to be a fair question in view of the fact that they are arguably among the most common firearms in civilian hands. They can be found in the closets of both the casual shooter and the serious … Continue reading .22 Carbines for Home Defense

Writing on the Wall

The Senate investigation on the unexplained wealth of Police Director General Alan Purisima, while still on-going, may have validated what many legitimate gun owners suspected all along. And that is, that all the redundant, impractical and costly gun-control measures imposed under his watch appears to be nothing more than an elaborate money-making scheme. Gun rights … Continue reading Writing on the Wall

Citizens Should be Tapped in War vs. Crime

Citizens’ empowerment may be the key ingredient to keeping a community relatively crime-free. Local politicians and civil society seem to be in agreement that there is room for greater public participation in government’s campaign against crime. This, amid mounting discontent over an apparent escalation of violent crime nationwide. Councilor Rannie Ludovica of the 2nd district … Continue reading Citizens Should be Tapped in War vs. Crime

Keep Barangay Caps Armed, VACC Chair Tells PNP

Staff Report Barangay chairmen are currently defenseless against lawless elements in their respective communities. Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) chairman Martin Dino says this is because even barangay “Captains” are finding it extremely difficult to secure “PTC’s” or Permits-To-Carry firearms from the Philippine National Police (PNP) nowadays. Dino says that chairmen of crime infested … Continue reading Keep Barangay Caps Armed, VACC Chair Tells PNP

New gun regulations linked to corruption, crime spike

Groups opposed to the disarmament of law-abiding citizens say the police may be abusing its regulatory authority over gun ownership. Outspoken gun rights advocates made this assertion as key officials of the Philippine National Police (PNP) are being probed in connection with the supposed sale of 1,004 Chinese-made AK-47 rifles to a security agency, but … Continue reading New gun regulations linked to corruption, crime spike

Killing the Gun Industry

The Philippine National Police (PNP) may soon be the only government agency which can claim to have single-handedly bankrupted a thriving legitimate local industry—the firearms and ammunition industry. This comes at a time when national government, through its various agencies, is supposedly working double-time to stimulate investments and create new job opportunities. The local gun … Continue reading Killing the Gun Industry

Used gun report: Taurus 24/7 Gen1

By Miguel C. Gil 1970. In our archive of old gun publications from that year, we find a short write-up about a revolver that closely approximates the then-popular Smith & Wesson Model 10 with a 4-inch tapered barrel. Little information was offered about the gun’s origins except it was a “Taurus” and it was “made … Continue reading Used gun report: Taurus 24/7 Gen1