President Rodrigo Duterte is advocating that each one “qualified” Filipinos should purchase a gun as a result of it’s higher to be armed than defenseless always.

“I’ve (been) telling everybody. It’s better na may armas ka, practice ka lang sandali. And if you do not need it, fine. It should… everlasting credit to you. Ang mahirap ‘yung kailangan mo tapos wala ka,” stated Duterte in a speech on the 25th Association of Firearms and Ammunition Dealers of the Philippines (AFAD) conference in Davao City Friday
“Kaya ako I’m also telling you… maski (caliber) 22 lang, 22, 380 huwag na lang ‘yung mga pang-sportsman. I’ve been telling everybody. Get a gun. If you are qualified, get a gun,” he added.

He stated there have been too many unlicensed firearms within the fingers of people that weren’t certified to have one.

“It’s better to be prepared. Huwag na masyado sa labas makatakbo ka pa. Ang problema when you are invaded, when there’s an invasion in your house and you have to protect a family,” stated Duterte.

“Kailangan maraming armas dito sa Pilipinas. So at this level now, it’s a bit dangerous to… sabihin mo it’s more dangerous to be not without a firearm,” he added.

But he stated Filipinos ought to restrict themselves to just one gun as a result of having too many was harmful.

“I’m discouraging also from the collectors of… pagka marami na, pag natimingan (timing) kasi, nata-timingan nga ‘yung mga security agency, lalo na bahay. It’s too many, one too many is not also good. There’s always that odd of, the odds of increasing the danger,” he stated.

Duterte saved his speech quick as a result of he couldn’t wait to see the firearms and ammunitions on show.” I needn’t discuss extra, hindi naman kayo ang pinuntahan ko dito, ‘yung baril sa totoo lang. So could I be excused and say thanks for inviting me,” he stated.