• The Philippines plans to give its community leaders free handguns to fight drugs and crime

    6 days ago - By Business Insider

    The Philippines' interior ministry said on Wednesday it plans to acquire pistols for community leaders, or barangays, willing to fight crime and drugs.
    The interior department said handguns would be provided for free, or private purchases subsidized, but only for barangay captains not involved in illegal drugs.
    Multiple Filipino legislators have criticized the move, with one legislator saying it could create a "wild west scenario."
    The Philippines' interior ministry said on Wednesday it plans to acquire pistols for community leaders willing to fight crime and drugs, prompting concern it...
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