Originally Posted by randr1979
If guns could be had cheaply and on impulse I would expect the rate of hotheaded people shooting at other people would go up, especially in over crowded places like Metro Manila.
Shooting per se is not the problem.
It doesn't matter who shoots whom as long as the good guys kill the bad guys.
I don't know about Manila these days, but again, if the good guys whack the bad ones....
Point being, in a free society you have a free market and the right to defend yourself.
That would typically put the price of a well functioning SD firearm in the equivalent range of the expense of 50 loaf of bread. Legally.