1 PTCFOR for every gun holder
1 PTCFOR for every gun holder - People's Journal
Wednesday, 16 June 2010 19:47
The Philippine National Police will allow one Permit-to-Carry Firearm Outside of Residence for every licensed gun holder provided they submit nine requirements, said PNP spokesman Chief Supt. Leonardo A. Espina.
Espina said PNP chief Director General Jesus A. Verzosa decided to issue one PTCFOR for a handgun.
“Those in possession of automatic rifles and machine pistols will not be given a PTCFOR,” he said.
A single PTCFOR will be issued to a licensed gun holder provided he or she submits an application form with 2X2 ID pictures; a letter- request addressed to the Chief, PNP (Attention, Chief, Firearms and Explosives Division), proof or document showing that the applicant is under actual threat or his life is in imminent danger, a xerox copy of the renewed firearm license, a xerox copy of the expired permit for renewal; NBI or Directorate for Intelligence clearance (Regional Intelligence Clearance for provincial applicants), neuro-psychiatric test, drug test and gun safety seminar with pictures during the seminar and actual proficiency test (firing test).
Private individuals, including businessmen and professionals, have to pay a PTCFOR fee of P4,000 plus P150 for the PTCFOR ID card.
Verzosa said a maximum of one long and one short firearm will be issued to every individual. Those holding two licensed firearms prior to the issuance of the new directive will be allowed to keep them in their houses. Owners of more than two guns should also register them regularly with the PNP Firearms and Explosives Division to avoid any criminal liability.
Espina said police will accost gun holders, including members of the PNP, the Armed Forces and other law enforcement agencies, carrying guns in the streets without a PTCFOR. Alfred Dalizon
Do note however that the said maximum availability of firearms is out of contex of his directive to to this Executive Order
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 194
Amending General Order No. 7, dated September 23, 1972;
General Order No. 7-A, dated September 30, 1972;
General Order No. 7-B, dated January 17, 1973;
and General Order No. 7-C, dated February 21, 1973
WHEREAS, General Order No. 7 provides that only officers and men of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and police officers in the actual performance of their official mission or duty shall be allowed to carry firearms outside of their residence;
WHEREAS, General Order No. 7-A provides that agents of the National Bureau of Investigation shall be allowed to carry firearms outside of their residence while in actual performance of their official mission or duty, to include guards of the Bureau of Prisons and of Provincial and City Jails provided that they carry only within the premises of the prison or jail and/or while escorting prisoners;
WHEREAS, General Order No. 7-B provides that officers and enlisted personnel in the active service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines may hold under license a maximum of only one (1) low-powered rifle and one (1) sidearm of any type or caliber; limits the number of firearms to be possessed by each individual and regulates the operations of gun clubs;
WHEREAS, General Order No. 7-C provides that commissioned officers in good standing of the Reserve Force, Armed Forces of the Philippines who are in inactive status may hold under license only one (1) low-powered rifle and one (1) sidearm not higher than caliber .45 pistol;
WHEREAS, the rising threat to peace and order posed by criminal insurgency, subversion, and the secessionist involvement requires the dedicated efforts not only of law enforcement agencies but private citizens as well
WHEREAS, the present thrust of the Philippine National Police is to combat all kinds of criminality, while current government programs need the support and participation of the citizenry to effectively prevent and suppress criminality and to maintain public order and safety in the land;
WHEREAS, Section 887 of the Revised Administrative Code, which has not been repealed, provides that any person desiring to possess one or more firearms for personal protection or for use in hunting or other lawful purposes only, and ammunition thereof, shall apply for a license to possess such firearm or firearms and/or ammunition as hereinafter provided;
NOW THEREFORE I, JOSEPH EJERCITO ESTRADA, President of the Republic of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby order:
Section 1. General Orders 7, 7-A, 7-B and 7-C which authorize certain individuals to possess and carry firearms, limit the number of firearms to be possessed, and regulate the operation of gun clubs, are hereby repealed.
Section 2. Henceforth, all citizens of the Philippines may possess firearms of any type and/or caliber; Provided that such firearms are not classified as crew-served weapons (CSWs), light anti-tank weapons (LAWs), light machine guns (LMGs), anti-tank and anti-personnel recoilless rifles, bazookas, etc.; Provided further that such firearms are test-fired for ballistics, stenciled and properly licensed.
Section 3. Only uniformed personnel of the Philippine National Police, officers and enlisted men of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and agents of the National Bureau of Investigation are authorized to carry their licensed firearms outside their residence while in the actual performance of their official mission or duty. All other firearm license holders have to apply for a Permit to Carry Firearms Outside of Residence (PTCFORs) in order to avail of this privilege.
Section 4. The Philippine National Police shall issue the necessary rules and regulations to implement this order.
Section 5. All orders, issuances, rules and regulations or parts thereof inconsistent with this Executive Order are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.
Section 6. This Executive Order shall take effect immediately.
Done in the City of Manila this 24th day of February, in the year of our Lord, Two Thousand.
By the President
Joseph Ejercito Estrada