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Philippines

1 December 2006

Reuters

DANAO CITY, Philippines — With the whiff of elections in the air, the gunsmiths of Danao City are working overtime to meet demand for their signature .38-caliber revolvers. "The orders start coming in three years in advance," said one weapons merchant, who would not give his name. "If you don't have guns, goons and gold, you will not win an election." Rivalry among political clans, competition for lucrative public seats, a trigger-happy culture, and Muslim and... (GunPolicy.org)

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