http://opinion.inquirer.net/inquire...790/Cabuyao-robbery-debunks-gun-ban-rationale Cabuyao robbery debunks gun ban rationale Philippine Daily Inquirer First Posted 00:42:00 05/26/2008 MANILA, Philippines - The bank robbery in Cabuyao, Laguna, where 10 people were murdered in cold blood, provides a strong argument against Nandy Pachecos call for a total gun ban in public places. There were no policemen when the robbery and killings were perpetrated. Except for the murdered security guardwho Im sure was ill-trained and poorly-armedId bet none of those other nine victims were armed. And since there was no one else armed, the robbers freely did their thing and killed everyone inside the bank without a fight. Had there been a legally armed citizen carrying a weapon that was concealed, it might not have been so easy for the robbers to commit the murders. I am not blaming the police. But they are undermanned and ill-equipped. And even if there were enough of them, all properly armed, they just cant be with us to protect us 24/7. The police are mainly a reactive force. It helps when there is police visibility, which helps deter crime. But the police are, to repeat, mainly a reactive force. I believe that citizens should begin to legally arm themselves and learn how to defend themselves with weapons that they can conceal so that they will not become helpless victims of heinous crimes. I think we all agree that criminals shouldnt have guns. But whats the advantage of disarming the good people? DARWIN PASCO, Blk 7, Lot 29 Sarmiento Homes, Muzon, San Jose Del Monte City, Bulacan Wanna kill these ads? We can help!