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Philippines

30 January 2003

Reuters

MANILA — Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, seeking to curb violence in a country with hundreds of thousands of unlicensed gun owners, Thursday ordered a ban on civilians carrying firearms in public places. A police spokesman said Arroyo's edict was intended to tighten implementation of a decades-old law which is fraught with exemptions that allow influential people, including politicians and movie stars, to carry guns wherever they go. Shootings during... (GunPolicy.org)

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