Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Total Gun Ban; Police Included
Comelec issues guidelines on 'total' gun ban
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) yesterday imposed a total gun ban by recalling the firearms permits of government security forces as well as private individuals acting as bodyguards of politicians. The total gun ban would be implemented for the duration of the election period from Jan. 10 to June 9, 2010. In Resolution 1814, the Comelec ordered the recall of permits of all gunholders, including law enforcement agencies and private security groups accredited by the Philippine National Police (PNP) as bodyguards for politicians...The resolution identifies those who may bear firearms, including the PNP, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), security personnel of the Philippine Ports Authority, Bureau of Immigration, Philippine Economic Zone Authority, Bureau of Customs, Manila International Airport Authority and accredited security agencies. This means private individuals, acting as bodyguards of politicians, will no longer be allowed to carry firearms...Brawner...explained that pending the crafting of an implementation plan, the AFP and the PNP are only allowed to designate a maximum of two persons for security escort duties to candidates seeking local positions. “The objective of this actually is to remove the politicians’ use of private armed groups,” he said.
-------Full Story @: http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=533605&publicationSubCategoryId=63
------- Take close note, especially all you "Right to Carry" Hounds out there: See how easy it is for a Police State (Anti-Gun Forces of Evil) to summarily turn you into a criminal overnight by well crafted propaganda ("Crime Emergency"), mind control ("Fear Factor"), and the stroke of a pen?. The same tactics we have seen from the Nazi 3rd Reich, to the U.K., and beyond......S9