posted on Apr, 10 2013 @ 12:07 PM
Originally posted by guppy
Don't forget in the Philippines, it is legal to own full-auto firearms. But it is illegal to own a .50 cal rifle. Why? Because the politicians
don't want to be assassinated from a mile away. Their bodyguards would be near as useless stopping a sniper from that far away without foreknowledge
of the attack.
In the full version of the video, they follow a Philippino politician going from village to village, campaigning. It takes a long convoy of heavily
armed soldiers to accomplish campaigning in the Philippines.
And there is a segment showing the police chief displaying three backyard manufactured Barrett 50 cals that were confiscated.
Somehow I don't think the Philippine Taliban gunsmiths spend a lot of time worrying about which guns are legal and which are illegal.
I guess it was a heckuva feat for Douglas MacArthur to so fully understand the Philippino situation.
AND TO SLAP MYSELF ON THE FOREHEAD FOR NOT THINKING OF IT SOONER; for those who are having problems accessing the HBO site, there's youtube..
Vice Season 1: Episode 1 Extra - Backyard Gunshop