I know the link has been posted in another thread, but here's part of his observations on the "total gun ban" controversy: http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2013/01/10/895229/outlaws-benefit-total-gun-ban-noy <quote> MANILA, Philippines - President Aquino rejected yesterday a total gun ban, saying private citizens would be put at risk if they are unable to defend themselves against criminals. I think a lot of us will agree with the basic premise that the outlaw will be one of the first groups that will say thank you for disarming law-abiding citizens because it will be much easier to victimize them, he said. It sounds nice total gun ban, but the total does not happen because the outlaw will not follow. Aquino, a known marksman with 26 registered firearms, said he was himself a victim of gun-related violence when military rebels nearly killed him in August 1987, when his mother Corazon Aquino was president. I think you will acknowledge that I was a victim of violence in this aspect in 1987 and both the Church and the law recognize my right to self defense, he said. Self-defense is a skill and its a skill that has to be practiced. By definition, all of those who commit such crimes are called outlaws. So a law that seeks to reform the outlaws will not work, so you need a law that will sanction them further and prove as a deterrence. <end quote> A ray of sunshine in the gloom caused by all these shootings... Wanna kill these ads? We can help!