My
stand

I am

implementing a total gun ban.
Public clamor for this measure sprang up again early this year after a series of gun-related cases, including the killing of seven-year-old Stephanie Nicole Ela, who was hit by a stray bullet during the New Year's celebration in their neighborhood.

  • SAMSON ALCANTARA

     AGAINST 
    Pwede ‘yan kung walang loose firearms. Total gun ban, sinong maaapektuhan? ‘Yung mga law-abiding citizens. Paano ‘yung mga masasamang loob? Sila [ang] merong baril... I will agree to that provided that the government has already assured that all loose firearms have been confiscated.
  • SONNY ANGARA

     NO STAND 
  • BAM AQUINO

     AGAINST 
    Some reforms need to be done in terms of purchasing firearms because it's too easy in the Philippines. In terms of long arms and assault weapons, palagay ko it has no place in our country to be openly distributed.
  • GRECO BELGICA

     AGAINST 
    No. How will you protect yourself? Kapag may gun ban sa ating lahat, sinong mawawalan ng baril? ‘Yung mga legal na nagpapalisensiya ng baril. Eh ‘di lahat tayo disarmed. How will we be able to protect ourselves and our families? Hayaan mo ang taong may hawak na gamit na pamproteksyon sa sarili nila.
  • NANCY BINAY

     AGAINST 
    Ako kailangan muna pag-aralan 'yung proseso ng pagkukuha ng gun permits kasi di ba ang nangyayari ngayon yung mga crimes na nangyayari hindi naman yan committed by people who have gun permits, ito 'yung mga loose firearms. So I think unang-una i-strengthen, palawakin muna 'yung paghuhuli diyan sa mga loose firearms.
  • TEDDY CASIÑO

     AGAINST 
    Ang nakikita kong problema ngayon is more of the failure to enforce the existing laws. Ipatupad muna natin kung ano 'yung nasa batas at saka natin pag-usapan kung dapat baguhin. Hindi naman natin naipapatupad 'yung kasalukuyang batas, what more a gun ban.
  • ALAN PETER CAYETANO

     NOT AVAILABLE 
  • TINGTING COJUANGCO

     AGAINST 
    No, there shouldn’t be a total gun ban; [guns] should be given to responsible citizens. Otherwise, if there’s going to be a total gun ban, the criminals are going to be the ones holding the guns, and what’ll happen to those that need to have guns? Now, if you believe that there should be stricter gun control, then you should look into smuggled guns and those that have not requested for re-registration.
  • LITO DAVID

     FOR 
    I-regulate maigi 'yung use of firearms. Dapat ma-limit sa law enforcement agencies. Hindi namin sinasabing ipagbawal ang pagmamay-ari ng baril. I-regulate lang 'yung permit to carry at hindi dapat dalhin ito sa pampublikong lugar.
  • JC DELOS REYES

     FOR 
    We do not curtail the right to bear arms, but we have to do it properly within the context of the common good. When anybody could bring those arms out in public places, that is wrong. They could keep it at home safely, but when they bring it out, that’s tantamount to false peace.
  • JV EJERCITO ESTRADA

     NO STAND 
    First order of the day is to recover first the 500,000 loose firearms. Majority of those involved in heinous crimes are loose firearms. If the PNP is able to address the loose firearms situation and the peace and order situation does not improve, then we can talk about a total gun ban.
  • JACK ENRILE

     AGAINST 
    You have a period right now when there is a total gun ban but you still see these crimes. Total gun bans don't work.
  • CHIZ ESCUDERO

     AGAINST 
    Mas pabor ako sa gun regulation, stricter gun regulation at pag-update ng ating makalumang gun regulation laws. Hindi ako naniniwala sa total gun ban dahil kung titingnan mo rin yung baril na ginamit dun sa stray bullet kay Stephanie hindi lisensyadong baril yun. Yung baril na ginamit sa Cavite, hindi rin lisensyado yun. Ang mangyayari kapag may total gun ban ka, yung mga malakas ang loob at walang pakialam sa batas sila na lamang ang magdadala ng baril.
  • BAL FALCONE

     AGAINST 
    Kung total gun ban eh kawawa naman tayong inosente, how do we defend ourselves? Sila lang ang may baril. Responsible gun ownership is the answer to that not gun ban because the criminals will just hide their guns.
  • DICK GORDON

     AGAINST 
    Alam mo kalokohan 'yan e. Tingnan mo 'yang gun ban sa eleksyon, kalokohan yan. Meron nang ibinigay na otoridad ang pulis na nagbibigay ng baril. Pairalin lang yon, at dagdagan natin ang penalty—pagka ang taong may baril ay lehitimo, ‘pag mali ang paggamit, one degree higher ang penalty. Pagka-illegal possession of firearms, todo na ang [penalty].
  • ED HAGEDORN

     NO STAND 
    Ang total gun ban, okay sa’kin kung pati mga kriminal madidisarmahan. Kasi kagaya naming politicians, isipin mo kami nagtatrabaho nang legal pero dahil may mga gun-for-hire na gusto kang patayin, isipin mo wala kang means of defending yourself.
  • GRINGO HONASAN

     AGAINST 
    Why don't we penalize the one percent who do not follow the law, engage in criminal activities using unregistered or unlicenses firearms? Why do we penalize the 99 percent because of he actions and doings of the one percent? We had a hearing two weeks ago, police, customs, DTI, DOJ, and licensed gun distributors to come up with a consolidated information that we will use to make or to make a committee report to the plenary for a more comprehensive proactive long-term firearms regulation law.So total gun ban what about the president of the Philippines, what about members of legitimate gun clubs, what about gun collectors? What about members of shooting teams? What about judges and fiscals and public officials and members of media who are receiving death threats for breakfast, what about them? Yung gunless society, they said they're not for the total gun ban so it means the policy environment all we need is the information backup is starting to be more liberal, more open-minded. hindi na katulad nung dati basta ayaw namin. Tell us your argument para your committee can consolidate and report preparatory to a more responsive long-term firearms regulation law. I've been the one performing duties and I've been on the receiving end also.
  • RISA HONTIVEROS

     FOR 
    At the very least, kailangan natin ng stricter gun regulation laws.
  • LOREN LEGARDA

     FOR 
    I'm for a gunless society and those who can carry firearms should only be military officers and soldiers.
  • MARWIL LLASOS

     FOR 
  • ERNIE MACEDA

     AGAINST 
    I'm for stricter gun control
  • JAMBY MADRIGAL

     NOT AVAILABLE 
  • MITOS MAGSAYSAY

     AGAINST 
  • JUN MAGSAYSAY

     FOR 
    When we talk of a gunless society, it's not banning guns. It's keeping guns away from those who are unfit. Walang problema 'yung mga gun enthusiasts. If you notice, those who are carrying guns, we know them as psychopaths when they use it against their fellowmen.
  • MON MONTAÑO

     AGAINST 
    If you have a total gun ban, the only ones who will have guns are those who have them illegally.
  • RICARDO PENSON

     AGAINST 
    There should be no total gun ban until our police forces become professional.
  • KOKO PIMENTEL

     FOR 
    Very good idea but impossible to implement. Total gun ban you only have it in metropolitan areas, how about in the ARMM, how about in Ilocos Norte, in Ilocandia. It's a good idea although I find or I believe it will be difficult to implement, let us study it and maybe use Japan as the model. In Japanese society they do not allow guns except for law enforces yata. I am for responsible gun ownership in the meantime.
  • GRACE POE

     NO STAND 
  • CHRISTIAN SEÑERES

     AGAINST 
    We are for responsible gun ownership, pero bago mag-total gun ban, siguro unahin nilang tanggalin 'yung mga baril ng kriminal. And we should protect the rights of law-abiding citizens to own guns.
  • ANTONIO TRILLANES IV

     AGAINST 
    I am not for it because it is a policy that cannot be implemented. Instead, I am pushing for stricter gun controls, crackdown on loose firearms, and a more effective law enforcement.
  • BRO. EDDIE VILLANUEVA

     AGAINST 
    I’m against total gun ban kasi walang bansa na merong total gun ban. Kung merong ganung polisiya, ang mga kriminal lang ang magmamay-ari ng gun. Kaya importante lang, strict enforcement of the rules and regulations with proper psychiatric and psychological test (para sa) lahat ng nag-a-apply.
  • CYNTHIA VILLAR

     AGAINST 
    Tingin ko dapat 'yung implementation of the law with regards to the ownership of guns and how you are able to bring it along in public, 'yun ang dapat i-implement, hindi 'yung total gun ban. I think mahina 'yung implementation of the present law.
  • MIGZ ZUBIRI

     NO STAND 
    Ako’y naniniwala at sumasang-ayon po ako na magkaroon ng higpitan dito sa permit to carry. Napakarami pong nakakakuha ng permit to carry na mga civilian, na dati [ito] ay limitado lang sa mga government officials, elected officials, ‘yung high-risk individuals na talagang may death threats. Ngayon, basta may pera ka lang, makakakuha ka na ng permit to carry, kaya nagkakaroon po ng patayan sa road rage, sa fiesta, sa sayawan. Meron po silang permit to carry, dala dala nila ‘yung baril nila, kaunting udyok lamang, kaunting awayan ay magbabarilan na. So dapat ‘yan ay magkaroon ng total gun ban, o total ban on permit to carry for non-essential use.
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Eleksyon 2013