The 23rd AFAD Defense & Sporting Arms Show (DSAS) happening on November 11-15, 2015 at Megatrade Hall, SM Megamall is the longest running event of its kind in the Philippines. For its November edition, DSAS is embracing a theme close to the heart: family safety and security. Hence, the tagline “Protection of my family is my duty. My FAMILY. My CHOICE.” This puts to the core the important role and responsibility of each one to protect his or her family from lawless elements, specially when one is at home, the family’s abode for security. My FAMILY. My CHOICE. A parent may choose to protect his or her family with the use of a firearm. Even the government grants individuals this choice, as embodied on Republic Act No. 10591 or the Comprehensive Law on Firearms and Ammunition. The policy declaration says “The State also recognizes the right of its qualified citizens to self-defense through, when it is the reasonable means to repel the unlawful aggression under the circumstances, the use of firearms.”
DSAS is an event organized by the Association of Firearms and Ammunition Dealers of the Philippines, Inc. (AFAD). DSAS aims to empower not just men but also women, arming them with the ability to defend their family by having a firearm. The AFAD DSAS hopes to inspire the people of today with the confidence and the sense of security knowing that they have the power to protect their family through responsible firearm ownership.