Selective and Stricter issuances of Permits to Carry and Permits to Transport?
Now that the Comelec Election gun ban is over, we have word from our sources within the PNP that FED will now be "selective" in issuing Permits to Transport. Likewise the Chief PNP shall likewise become more "selective" and stricter in issuing Permits to Carry. An extended gun ban by another name?
Likewise, we understand that the "resolutions" that were "discussed and agreed upon" by the stakeholders who participated in the last Firearms Summit shall be used as a basis for implementation of these stricter rules. Of course what exactly what was "agreed" upon, if anything was actually "agreed" upon, is still subject to debate.
So what are these new rules? We don't know yet.
In all probability, it will not anymore be as easy to obtain a PTC and PTT. Justifications and threat assessments will have to be submitted, and the Chief PNP in his sole discretion must be satisfied as to the sufficiency of the threat assessment. Expect also additional requirements and CENTRALIZED drug testing and neuro-psychiatric examinations (just like Ping Lacson's Mahogany drug testing in the 90's. Sound familiar?).
Hard Times ahead for the shooting community.