Today, more than 30 years after its launch, Nandy still dreams of this country becoming a gunless
These people are absolutely gunless
, but not for long.
More than a million signatures in support of the 'gunless
' move have been gathered.
'The situation in which gunless
policemen account for 11 percent of the force should not be allowed to continue,' Recto said in a statement, urging the government to proceed with its gun acquisition plan.
In a letter to the Comelec on Friday, the Gunless
Society, the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) and Physicians for Peace asked the poll body to adopt a new policy of not granting exemptions from the gun ban, except to members of the police, military and other law enforcement agencies of the government.
Motivated by either statist political ideology or craven hoplophobia and a fervent desire for a utopian gunless
society, they are intense, dedicated and contemptuously dismissive of any opposing view.
MANILA -- A longtime proponent of nonviolence who founded the Gunless
Society has called on the government, the police and the military to ensure that the New Year celebrations will be peaceful, safe, joyful and, above all, free of guns.
His shorts rocketed to his ankles; he lost his balance, and wound up head-bonked, dazed, bare-butted an' gunless
at the bottom of the stairs.
In the view of Nandy Pacheco, who initiated the "Gunless
Society" movement that, against all odds many years ago, managed to convince legislators to file bills calling for more stringent controls on gun licensing, "guns are at the root of the problem."
Society has suggested that the carrying of guns be limited only to lawmen in uniform.
Kapatiran was founded in 1996 by Nandy Pacheco of the Gunless
Society of the Philippines, who is the party's current chair emeritus.
Pacheco, an advocate of a gunless
society, said: "It is the job of Catholic lay people to change the thinking of their political party and their political leadership with the tools of their Catholic faith.