US Stops Sale of Assault Rifles to Philippine Police Due to Human Rights Issue

The US State Department stopped the sale of 26,000 M4 assault rifles after Senator Ben Cardin expressed reluctance for the United States to provide the weapons given concerns about human rights violations in the Philippines. The Philippine National Police is now seeking help from the Department of Foreign Affairs, as the cancellation will affect its firepower capability. In late October, the San Francisco Police Department also announced…

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