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22 December 2006

Manila Times, Column

During the wake at the Batasan for Abra Rep. Luis Bersamin Jr. Speaker Jose de Venecia Jr. mentioned the need for stricter gun control. Some observers nodded in agreement. A gunman had shot the congressman twice to the head, killing him instantly, at the Mount Carmel churchyard in Quezon City. Had Bersamin been stabbed to death, de Venecia might probably have called for stricter "knife control." The truth is that existing regulations on the possession and carrying... (

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