EDITORIAL

June 29, 2010 at 4:25 am Leave a comment



May patay sa ilalim ng tulay

“May isang bangkay ang natagpuan sa ilalim ng tulay dito sa bayan ng Bugallon…” A report from a local TV station.

The best deterrent to the crime is a proactive approach to crime prevention which involves community-based organizations and private individuals working hand in hand with the PNP.

The clamor for a total gun ban is not the solution to the recent crime wave.

We observed that news reports, especially on TV and radio have been relating the suspension of the gun ban to the series of dead bodies being found under bridges.

Their logic is that when there was a gun ban, there were no killings.

And when the gun ban lapsed, the killings started.

Therefore, the total gun ban should be continued so that the killings will stop.

The clamor for a total gun ban is not the solution to the recent killings.

The victims of a total gun ban are the responsible gun owners who are licensed and trained in the use of guns.

We believe that a legally armed citizen, who is responsible and trained in the proper and legal use of firearms, is a formidable deterrent against violent crimes.

The proliferation of unlicensed firearms should be checked.

People in the barangay know who owns an unlicensed firearm and those who do not own one.

Why do these people not report the unlicensed gun holders to the police authorities?

The relationship between the people and the police should be strengthened.

Are the dead bodies under the bridges products of vigilantism?

We believe that neither is vigilantism the solution to the escalation of crimes.

We should adhere to the justice system.

All stakeholders should do their part in strengthening the administration of justice.

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