CAMP RAFAEL CRAME, Quezon City (DWDD) – Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Police Director General Ronald “Bato” Delarosa clarified that his call for all gun-owners to fight terrorism is limited to protecting their homes.
PDG Dela Rosa recently called on gun-owners to organize themselves as a deterrent to terrorism, especially threats similar to the Marawi incident.
Dela Rosa explained that gun-owners can serve as the first line of defense until government security forces arrives. He added that licensed gun-owners and licensed security guards can be the first responders to any terrorist threat since they are already in the area.
He allayed fears that the move would promote the resurgence of vigilante groups because current permits issued by authorities limits the carrying of firearms within their residence.
Dela Rosa insisted that it is every citizen’s rights to defend himself and their love ones from any threat. AES/ALS