Tuesday, October 26, 2010


"One of the ordinary modes, by which tyrants accomplish their purposes without resistance, is, by disarming the people, and making it an offense to keep arms." -- Constitutional scholar and Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story, 1840

JOHN REMOLLO PETALCORIN: That is very true. I believe that gun laws should allow people to own guns for their own protection inside their abode. However, only law enforcers in uniform and on duty should be allowed to carry guns outside residence.


Don't think of it as `gun control', think of it as `victim disarmament'. If we make enough laws, we can all be criminals.-Anonymous

JOHN REMOLLO PETALCORIN: Effective gun control is a disarmament of both the potential victim and the potential criminal because at pre-crime stage you don't know who is who.


"The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed." -- Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers

JOHN REMOLLO PETALCORIN: The best marketing strategy the gunrunners can execute to increase weapons sales is to terrorize the people at large through movies so they will buy more and more guns to protect themselves.


"Among the many misdeeds of British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest."-- Mohandas Gandhi, An Autobiography

JOHN REMOLLO PETALCORIN: People generally seek refuge in their houses and they should be allowed to possess weapons to defend themselves in their own shelter. I do advocate that private people should be allowed to own/rent guns for inhouse household/office/shop protection only. But outside their private premises, such as in the streets, malls, entertainment centers, only law enforcers in uniform and on duty should be carrying guns.


"To disarm the people was the best and most effectual way to enslave them." -- George Mason, speech of June 14, 1788

JOHN REMOLLO PETALCORIN: I am for liberalization of gun ownership, however I believe that there should be tight policies governing the privilege to keep and carry guns in particular space ang time.


The right to buy weapons is the right to be free.-- A.E. Van Vogt, "The Weapon Shops Of Isher", ASF December 1942

JOHN REMOLLO PETALCORIN: Everyone should have the right to buy and own a gun. But possessing and carrying is a matter of privilege that has to be regulated by the State.


I dedicate this blog to my FB friends who celebrate their birthdays today.

Angelica Bontuyan, Dominic Rosauro O. Duque, Dominick Lacamento, Kitchz Ferrer, Marjo Abellar Tan, Pilyang Mhanika, Regina Palmero, Riza Alelei Laserna