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Filipinos Debate Gun - Violent Crime Link

The Philippines has around 1.5 million licensed gun owners. It also has a high rate of violent crime compared to its neighbors in Southeast Asia. The country is in the midst of a national debate over firearms and their link to crime. Philippine law allows citizens to possess dozens of guns. With the proper permits, even nurses, journalists and priests can take weapons to work, thanks to a 2013 law which relaxed restrictions on professions exposed to “imminent danger.” Shooting...

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