The tough-talking Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said that he would seize all illegal firearms in 1 year during his presidency.
“I am telling our countrymen, if you want someone who does not bad-mouth and who is very civil and courteous, pick him or her. But if you want promises delivered despite my curses, I will deliver,” Philippine Daily Inquirer quoted him as saying.
Citing that the recent government statistics almost 99 percent of the guns figure in criminal incidents were classified as “loose.”
In a recent Philippine National Police report 42 people were victims of stray bullet incidents involving loose guns.
The Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said the possession of loose firearms which itself is a crime,points to violent crimes such as homicide,murder and illegal drug trade and random shooting.
Sen. Cayetano said that he and Mayor Duterte would launch a crackdown on illegal gun manufacturers and dealers.
“The government itself has admitted that 1.7 million registered firearms in the country have been found to have been registered using fictitious or questionable information. This is unacceptable,” Cayetano said.
source: Philippine Daily Inquirer