Sen. Drilon

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Senate bill By Sen. Franklin Drilon seeks to regulate use of firearms

MANILA, Philippines -- A bill seeking to regulate the carrying of firearms, by limiting it only to military, police and other law enforcement agencies, has been filed at the Senate.

Senator Franklin Drilon filed Senate Bill No. 129, known as the Firearms Regulation Act, to address the increasing incidents of violence and crime in the country, involving the use of firearms.

“It is high time that Congress should pass a law that regulates the use of firearms because the growing incidence of violence in the country is very alarming,” Drilon said in a statement on Tuesday.

While the proposed legislation does not intend to prohibit ownership and possession of licensed firearms, the senator said, it would limit the circumstances under which a private individual may take his firearm outside of his residence.

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