In the Philippines, seven-year-old’s death by gunfire prompts calls for action
- Year: 2013
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Gun violence in other countries has also prompted calls for action. In the Philippines, a seven-year-old was killed after being hit by a stray bullet during celebratory gunfire on New Year's Eve. More than one million firearms were registered in the Philippines last year, and another 600,000 unlicensed weapons are in circulation, according to the police firearms and explosives office. Some are calling for stricter gun controls and even a gun ban. But legal gun holders argue there are other solutions to solve gun-related violence. FSRN’s Madonna Virola reports from Caloocan City.