Below is a quote from a news network here in the Philippines....
I just find the last line funny cause I think the gun ban they are proposing obviously did not work during the time it was imposed (election months: election and campain months are usually gun ban months here in the Philippines)... I was just wondering why they think that it would work now if they implement it year round... :roll:PNP: Total gun ban will end ‘senseless killings’
A total gun ban will prevent senseless killings in the country, the Philippine National Police chief, Director General Arturo Lomibao, said during a forum at the Manila Overseas Press Club at the Hotel Inter-Continental Manila Wednesday night.
The nationwide gun ban, he said, would be similar to the one enforced by the Commission on Elections during elections.
Citing PNP data, Lomibao said that without a gun ban, an average of seven people in the country are killed daily.
Based on records from the PNP operations center in Camp Crame, between 10 and 14 shooting incidents occur in the country.
PNP records showed that 6,300 murders and killings were reported in the past three years. The weapons used in most of the killings are loose firearms.
Without a total gun ban, Lomibao said the police can only renew its crack down against holders of loose firearms and gun-for-hire syndicates to curb "heinous killings and planned executions."
The PNP dusted off its old plan to go after the owners of loose firearms when a lone gunman killed Henry Lanot, a former congressman, in Pasig City. Similar campaigns against loose firearms were launched under the Ramos and Estrada administrations.
Investigators believe the gunman was hired in Quiapo, Manila.
According to PNP records, there are 149,501 loose firearms in the country. The records also showed that 415,320 gun licenses have expired at the end of February this year.
The records also showed that the COMELEC gun ban did not put a stop to slayings during the election period.