Election campaigning: more bang for your buck…
Elections are coming up in the Philippines, and that means an increase in business for:
a) guys who make ballot boxes
b) guys who print campaign posters
c) guys who create campaign advertising
d) guys who make guns for intimidating voters
I don’t know about the first three, but the last one definitely counts as a right answer.
“The orders start coming in three years in advance,” says one weapons merchant. “If you don’t have guns, goons and gold, you will not win an election.”
Welcome to Danao City, where gunsmiths are working overtime to meet demand for their signature .38-calibre revolvers.
A gunsmith works on a revolver at a small co-operative gun factory in Danao City, Cebu island October 12, 2006. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside