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Philippines

12 September 2003

Philippine Star

As the debate on whether to arm barangay heads or not rages on, the Philippine National Police has bewailed the rather sluggish public response to the government's gun amnesty program. According to Superintendent Robert Po, operations chief of the PNP Firearms and Explosives Division (FED), only 500 loose firearms have been surrendered for processing since the program started last March 3. "There is fear among gun owners, partly driven by the rumor that their firearms... (GunPolicy.org)

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