Too near our doorsteps: guns and the war on drugs

How many deaths will be enough for us to say “Enough!”?
The Inquirer (Phillipines)
Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Rodrigo DuterteThe spate of killings in the Phillipines has clearly drawn the divide – on the surface, between the rich and poor, but at the core, between those who have access to firearms and those who don’t. Stories abound, both in mainstream media and around neighborhood sari-sari stores, about people getting killed: some known to have been involved in drugs, others just unfortunate souls. It’s estimated that an average of 10 people die every day, courtesy of the new administration’s “war on drugs.” (See also: Over 300 NGOs call on the United Nations to take immediate action on the hundreds of extrajudicial killings)