Lacson: PHL won`t lose anything if US stops selling rifles
Tuesday, November 1, Senator Panfilo Lacson said the Philippines won't lose anything is US stops selling rifles.
According to GMA News Online, the US State department halt the planned sale of 26,000 assault rifle on the Philippine National Police (PNP).
“Since it's a planned sale of assault rifles by the US to the Philippines, we do not stand to lose anything except one less gun store to choose from,” Lacson said.
“There are tens of other countries that manufacture better and probably cheaper assault rifles than the US,” he added.
Lacson also said to the Department of National Defense (PNP) to bring back its self reliance program instead.
“There is now more reason for our Department of National Defense to revive our self-reliance program so we can produce our own weapons and ammunition and other military hardware,” he said.
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The planned sale of rifles was halted because of the opposition from Senator Ben Cardin due to human rights violation in the Philippines.
“I have yet to see an investigation with the conclusion that massive and state-sanctioned human rights violations were committed under the present regime's drive against illegal drugs,” he said.
Source: GMA News Online
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