PNP chief signs implementing rules and guidelines of gun-control law

November 25, 2013 6:42 AM

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By: Jaime Sinapit, November 25, 2013 1:29 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine National Police Director General Alan Purisima signed on Monday the implementing rules and regulations of the gun control law, which sets the parameters for firearms possession and imposes stiffer penalty for violators.

Purisima said the IRR of the Republic Act 10591, or the Comprehensive Law on Firearms and Ammunition, was crafted through consultations between the PNP with the stakeholders.

“(A series of consultations were) conducted to support the creation of IRR based on the suggestions and recommendations of the public who are directly affected by the law,” Purisima said.

The IRR, he said, is meant “not just to standardize the regulation of firearms but will also help us to intensify our campaign in curbing gun-related crimes and establish effective firearm control.”

“I believe that the time and effort that we provided to attain our goal will be worthwhile not only in supporting the RA 10591 but also in aiding the country with stiffer penalties on violations of its provisions, as well, a better understanding of the qualifications to legally possess a firearm,” he added.


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