Still less violence than in the Liberal Mecca of Chicago
(GMA News) A man running for councilor in the upcoming elections in May was shot dead by motorcycle-riding gunmen Sunday evening in San Fernando City in La Union.
Danilo Nisperos Sr., 59, died while receiving medical treatment at Bethany Hospital in San Fernando City, said Ilocos regional police spokesperson Superintendent Jovencio Badua on Monday.
The police recovered five spent shells and five slugs of a still unknown type of firearm from the scene of the crime.
Nisperos was killed despite the implementation of the nationwide gun ban in connection with the May elections.
The day before another political candidate was killed.
As of February 22, the Philippine National Police (PNP) has arrested 1,138 gun ban violators: 1,034 civilians, six soldiers, 13 policemen, a member of the Bureau of Fire Protection, 14 government officials, 62 security guards, and two Citizens Armed Forces Geographical Unit members.
Still, some armed groups managed to slip through the gun ban. On January 26, armed men fired shots during a robbery at SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City, causing panic among mall goers.
And there were other shootings by criminals, who don’t seem particularly interested in following the ban. Weird, eh?
Under the gun ban, which is being enforced since January 13, all permits to carry firearms are suspended. Only uniformed law enforcers are exempted.
Remember, this is just a temporary suspension of the ability to carry. Here in America Democrats want to not only eliminate the ability to carry (they do this by continuously expending where people can’t carry) but to dink and dunk their way towards eliminating most privately owned guns, leaving only The Government with guns.
Meanwhile, a liberal astroturf group, Progressive USA Voters, is offering to pay people $9-$11 an hour to agitate for more gun control.