Civilian gun rights advocates got a much-needed shot-in-the-arm after the head of government’s anti-narcotics policy-making body openly stated that the election gun ban has been unsuccessful in curbing the rising tide of crime in the Philippines. Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) chairman Antonio “Bebot” Villar, Jr. said that the gun ban may possibly be the reason for the apparent rise in violent crimes in recent weeks. … Continue reading DDB head doubts gun ban effectiveness
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?