Living under the gun… it ain’t fun.

The recent ambush-slay of a Philcoa executive is just the latest in a long list of murders involving “unknown gun-wielding assailants.” Prior to this attack there was the killing of a doctor in Quezon; the assasination of the PUP Vice-President; the killing of DSWD Makati Assistant Chief, Mila Dumaguit (the murder being recorded on CCTV cameras)…

The yet unsolved murder of Ramgen Revilla only underscores the seriousness of the situation. Doubtless, this won’t be the last incident.

Bakit nagkaganito tayo? We were quite peaceful once, right? I remember my Lolo’s stories about how safe it was, during the 50s and 60s, to walk the streets of Manila; more so the provinces.

An’yare?! Exactly when did we become this gun-crazy, shoot-em-up-just-like-that nation?!

Was it because of World War 2? Was it Marcos’ fault? Is the grinding poverty a key factor, or the people’s chronic distrust of government’s capacity to protect them from criminals?

Or have we been conditioned to “shoot first and ask questions later” from watching too many cowboy and indian movies? FPJ movies? Lapid movies?

Ewan.

Basta ang alam ko, I don’t want my kids to grow up in this kind of society. If we can’t change it, we’ll just have to leave it behind. For their sake. 😦

Nga pala, today, yet another “unknown assailant” shot basketball star, Ali Peek, in the neck.

’nuff said.

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Living under the gun… it ain’t fun.