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Philippines

14 January 2010

al Jazeera

Police in the Philippines say they have arrested at least 70 people since Sunday's imposition of a nationwide ban on guns ahead of elections later this year. Some 3,500 checkpoints have been set up across the country to enforce the ban which officials hope will cut the number of politically-motivated killings which usually blight election campaigns. The five-month ban started on Sunday and applies to everyone including off duty police and military officers. "We want... (GunPolicy.org)

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