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Group nixes gun ban, wants ‘total pro-gun’ law By Charlie V. Manalo 05/30/2010

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Group nixes gun ban, wants ‘total pro-gun’ law


By Charlie V. Manalo
05/30/2010

While it expressed opposition to the total nationwide gun ban currently being implemented by the government, a group of gun use and ownership advocates is set to ask Congress to pass a law that will relax existing rules on gun ownership and allow Filipinos of legal age to own and bear arms regardless of caliber and quantity.
Perry Punla, president of Gun Enthusiast Confederation of the Philippines, said there is a need for lawmakers to draft a law that would give people “the right, not just the privilege to own a gun.”
“Right now there is a total gun ban (being implemented), but no (move has been taken to push for the enactment of a) total pro-gun (law),” Punla said in a phone interview with the Tribune.
In the proposed total pro-gun gun law, he said gun owners no longer have to apply for a permit to carry firearms because a gun license is enough.
“To those who say that guns kill, that is a wrong notion because what can kill is the one holding a gun. It is not unlike a driver of a vehicle: It is not the car which can kill, but the driver,” Punla said in Filipino, in defending the right of anyone to own a gun..... MORE    

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/nation/20100530nat1.html


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