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Philippine police struggle with gun violence

Despite laws passed to tighten gun ownership, corruption within the police force is fueling the illegal gun trade.

Last updated: 13 Feb 2014 13:42
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Families of gun violence victims are urging the Philippine government to impose a total ban on firearms.

The call comes after a wave of new shootings, despite a new law passed last May, which the government said would make one of Asia’s most dangerous countries for gun violence safer. 

Al Jazeera's Steve Chao reports from Manila.

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