Gun free zones in the Philippines


September 14, 2003, 05:57 AM
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J Miller
September 14, 2003, 12:23 PM
Whatsa matta, you doan gotta gun a you own????

So sorry, I think I'll keep mine. I just might need it.

September 15, 2003, 01:46 AM
I spent some time in the Phillipines many years ago (1990-91). It was common for most businesses to have armed guards on the premises to help curb the crime.

I don't recall seeing any civilians with weapons there, and seem to remember theat they were illegal to own. I hear things may have changed for the better.

At the time the Government in the Phillipines was quite corrupt, and this corruption flowed down to the local cops and constables.

To say I hated the climate there would be an understatement, everytime you left the base you were taking your life into your own hands. Crime was running ramapnt. But I DID make the best of a bad situation. It was the best time I could have had in the shadows of Mt Pinatubo...I endured the hard times and stayed until 10 days before the base closed it's doors for good. I would do it again in a heart beat!

Art Eatman
September 15, 2003, 09:25 AM
In 1949, a Sikh guard sat by a small table at the front door of the Manila Hotel, beneath a sign: "Please check firearms before entering hotel".

The terrorism and revolts of the last few years have led to a lot of anti-gun sentiment on the part of their blissninnies and government control-freaks, with honest folks being disarmed.

Sound familiar?


September 15, 2003, 10:14 AM

Looks like home alright... :(

September 15, 2003, 04:01 PM
If I remember correctly, before President Marcos was overthrown, the penalty for possessing a firearm was death. Street demonstrators were shot to death. Government was still overthrown.

September 15, 2003, 09:59 PM
Here's a link to the only prevailing jurisprudence on firearms ownership in the Philippines, a presidential decree signed by who else - the late President Marcos. Sad to say, this privelege is not enshrined in our Constitution:

Death was imposed on the following violations:

--If homicide or murder is committed with the use of an unlicensed firearm, the penalty of death shall be imposed.

--If the violation of this section is in furtherance of, or incident to, or in connection with the crimes of rebellion, insurrection or subversion, the penalty of death shall be imposed.

The bad new is, bandits and communist insurgents roam freely in the rural areas, the manufacture of paltiks or homemade guns is practically a backyard industry in some parts in the southern Philippines, and lawlessness escalate as local and national elections draw near. :banghead:

Despite these threats, the present gubmint chose to disarm the law-abiding gunowners, by disallowing our PTCFOR (CCW).

Just our luck... :(

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