“Arm civilians now”, lawyer urges PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 30 June 2017 14:01

KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… However, if you do not obey the Lord your God and do not carefully follow all his commands and decrees I am giving you today, all these curses will come on you and overtake you… The Lord will afflict you with madness… and confusion of mind…” (Deuteronomy 28:15, 28, the Holy Bible).

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“ARM CIVILIANS NOW”, LAWYER URGES: Lawyer Ernesto Tabujara III, a known advocate of arming private citizens as a means of self-defense in a crime-prone country like ours, has this to say as a reaction to the brutal killing of a 58 year old-grandmother and her daughter who were raped and then killed, together with the daughter’s three young children, by apparent drug-crazed criminals: arm civilians now!

In a Facebook post, Tabujara said: “Another gruesome massacre. Fifty-eight year- old grandmother and young wife raped and stabbed to death with three minor children. Absence of a male in the house could be offset by simply having a gun in the house. As usual police arrive(d) only after everyone is dead to examine the bodies. Lesson is: split second criminal or terrorist stuations require armed citizen response.”

Indeed, when private citizens are not allowed to bear arms, they become pathetic and easy victims of lawless elements who are usually armed to the teeth. Thus, I can only agree with Tabujara’s advocacy that everyone should be allowed to carry guns, with one condition: require those who will be allowed to own firearms to undergo regular training and shooting practices.

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BULACAN KILLERS WERE DRUG-CRAZED, MANNER OF KILLING SHOWED: Initial police reports indicate that the assailants—those who raped the grandmother and her daughter, and who also killed the daughter’s three children—were surely under the influence of drugs when they committed the dastardly crime. Imagine, the grandmother sustained 45 stab wounds, while the daughter had 32 stab wounds.

The daughter’s 11 year old child sustained 11 stab wounds, her seven-year old child had 19 stab wounds, and the one year old child had five stab wounds. Indeed, only a drug crazed, mentally deranged and brain-damaged criminal could perpetrate these kinds of killings, particularly of the one year old child.

The manner by which the killings were carried out could also mean that some kind of a deadly message is trying to be conveyed by the assailants with what they did, or they got so scared of being identified that they had to kill everyone in the house. Whatever, this incident only confirms once more the menace and the scourge of illegal drugs in the country, which have put all Filipinos in grave peril.

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PLACING OURSELVES UNDER GOD’S PROTECTION IN THIS PERILOUS TIMES: With rampant criminality and the abundance of drug crazed persons in the country today, all of whom are ready to commit the most heinous and despicable of crimes while they are under the spell of illegal drugs, it would seem there is nothing else that Filipinos could do to protect themselves.

Crazy criminals now could strike at will, surely knowing that many citizens do not have the means—and the knowhow and, most of the time, the killer instinc—to fight back any form of agression against them. No help is to be expected from the police or any other law-enforcement authority, and most often than not, the prosecutorial and judicial systems could not afford immediate remedies.

What then do we do? Let me repeat: mental madness or craziness, which is the effect of heavy exposure to drugs and other intoxicating substances or drinks, were  prophesied to happen to a nation who no longer listens to, nor obeys, God. Let us therefore place ourselves and our families under the protection of God, by listening to, and obeying, His commands right away!

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