Small victories at the 1st Firearms Enthusiasts Day

By Miguel C. Gil The true significance of holding the 1st Firearms Enthusiasts Day last April 20 went far beyond its entertainment value. Many view the event, which was held at the MetroTent, Ortigas Center, as the first honest-to-goodness attempt to galvanize legal gun owners into unified force able to actively pursue their collective interests. For too long a time, government regulators have treated legally-armed … Continue reading Small victories at the 1st Firearms Enthusiasts Day

Gun enthusiasts’ show of force

By Miguel C. Gil The Philippine’s first Firearms Enthusiasts Day was a big success, if the number of attendees was any indication. Thousands of Filipino gun aficionados flocked to the Metro Tent at the Ortigas Center last Saturday in what was seen as a show of force even as the Election Gun Ban remained in effect. No firearms were brought or displayed at the venue, … Continue reading Gun enthusiasts’ show of force

Kel-Tec SU-22: More than just a “fun gun”

By Miguel C. Gil We are certain that our readers will appreciate another firearms feature as a respite from our continuing coverage of the Philippine election gun ban. Anticipating limited opportunities to evaluate firearms during the 5-month election period, we decided to test several guns right before the ban took effect last January 13. The subject of this article is the Kel-Tec SU-22—a modern .22LR … Continue reading Kel-Tec SU-22: More than just a “fun gun”

Jethro asks, does gun ban really work?

Filipino competitive shooting icon Jethro Dionisio raised doubts whether the election gun ban is truly effective in curbing violence in the country. He said a series of violent incidents after it took effect last January 13, may indicate that the gun ban only encourages career criminals to be more aggressive. Dionisio, who is currently president of the Association of Firearms & Ammunitions Dealers of the … Continue reading Jethro asks, does gun ban really work?

Bizmen told to be doubly alert

Businessmen in the Philippines should enhance their level of alertness instead of embracing a false sense of security. This was the message of a multi-sector anti-crime group to business executives and other entrepreneurs on the eve of the implementation of a 5-month long election gun ban beginning midnight on January 13. The A2S5 Coalition, which is composed of professionals from various fields, said the suspension … Continue reading Bizmen told to be doubly alert

Legal gun owners break silence

Why must legitimate gun owners always be forced to foot the bill for every sociopath, fanatic and lunatic that makes the headlines? This was the question posed by the A2S5 Coalition, an anti-crime non-government organization, amid calls for stricter gun control following two highly publicized shooting incidents over the holidays. World speed shooting legend Jethro Dionisio emphasized that further tightening gun control regulations in the … Continue reading Legal gun owners break silence