R.A.8294 PDF

Authority to Issue License. Licenses Issued to Individuals. For Types 1 to 5 licenses, a vault or a container secured by lock and key or other security measures for the safekeeping of firearms shall be required. For Types 3 to 5 licenses, the citizen must comply with the inspection and bond requirements.

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Authority to Issue License. Licenses Issued to Individuals. For Types 1 to 5 licenses, a vault or a container secured by lock and key or other security measures for the safekeeping of firearms shall be required.

For Types 3 to 5 licenses, the citizen must comply with the inspection and bond requirements. Firearms That May Be Registered. Registration of Firearms.

A certificate of registration of the firearm shall be issued upon payment of reasonable fees. For purposes of this Act, registration refers to the application, approval, record-keeping and monitoring of firearms with the FEO of the PNP in accordance with the type of license issued to any person under Section 9 of this Act. License to Possess Ammunition Necessarily Included. The applicant shall state the amount of capitalization for manufacture or cost of the purchase and sale of said articles intended to be transacted by such applicant; and the types of firms, ammunition or implements which the applicant intends to manufacture or purchase and sell under the license applied for; and such additional information as may be especially requested by the Secretary of the DILG or the Chief of the PNP.

In the case of approval, the Secretary of the DILG or the Chief of the PNP shall indicate the amount of the bond to be executed by the applicant before the issuance of the license and the period of time by which said license shall be effective, unless sooner revoked by their authority. Upon approval of the license to manufacture or otherwise deal in firearms by the Secretary of the DILG or the Chief of the PNP as the case may be, the same shall be transmitted to the FEO of the PNP which shall issue the license in accordance with the approved terms and conditions, upon the execution and delivery by the applicant of the required bond conditioned upon the faithful compliance on the part of the licensee to the laws and regulations relative to the business licensed.

Scope of License to Manufacture Firearms and Ammunition. The Secretary of the DILG shall approve such license; b The license to deal in or sell all the items covered by the License to Manufacture, such as parts, firearms or ammunition and components; c The authority to subcontract the manufacturing of parts and accessories necessary for the firearms which the manufacturer is licensed to manufacture: Provided, That the subcontractor of major parts or major components is also licensed to manufacture firearms and ammunition; and d The authority to import machinery, equipment, and firearm parts and ammunition components for the manufacture thereof.

Firearm parts and ammunition components to be imported shall, however, be limited to those authorized to be manufactured as reflected in the approved License to Manufacture. A licensed manufacturer of ammunition is also entitled to import various reference firearms needed to test the ammunition manufactured under the License to Manufacture.

A licensed manufacturer of firearms, on the other hand, is entitled to import various firearms for reference, test and evaluation for manufacture of similar, types of firearms covered by the License to Manufacture. An export permit shall, however, be necessary to export manufactured parts or finished products of firearms and ammunition.

Registration of Locally Manufactured and Imported Firearms. License and Scope of License to Deal. License and Scope of License for Gunsmiths. The license shall include customization of firearms from finished or manufactured parts thereof on per order basis and not in commercial quantities and making the minor parts thereof, i. The license for gunsmiths shall be issued by the Chief of the PNP. Firearms for Use in Sports and Competitions. Renewal of Licenses and Registration.

The registration of the firearm shall be renewed every four 4 years. Failure to renew the registration of the firearm on or before the date of expiration shall cause the revocation of the license of the firearm. The said firearm shall be confiscated or forfeited in favor of the government after due process.

The failure to renew a license or registration within the periods stated above on two 2 occasions shall cause the holder of the firearm to be perpetually disqualified from applying for any firearm license. The application for the renewal of the license or registration may be submitted to the FEO of the PNP, within six 6 months before the date of the expiration of such license or registration.

Inspection and Inventory. Acquisition or Purchase and Sale of Firearms and Ammunition. If the importation of the same is allowed and the party in question desires to obtain a domestic firearm license, the same should be undertaken in accordance with the provisions of this Act.

If no license is desired or leave to import is not granted, the firearm or ammunition in question shall remain in the custody of the FEO of the PNP until otherwise disposed of in-accordance with law.

Return of Firearms to Owner upon Departure from the Philippines. In the case of a participant in a local sports shooting competition, the firearm must be presented to the Collector of Customs before the same is allowed to be loaded on board the carrier on which the person is to board.

Safekeeping of Firearms and Ammunition. Reasonable fees for storage shall be imposed. Abandoned Firearms and Ammunition. Death or Disability of Licensee. The failure to deliver the firearm or ammunition within six 6 months after the death or legal disability of the licensee shall render the possessor liable for illegal possession of the firearm.

Antique Firearm. Proper storage of antique firearm shall be strictly imposed. Noncompliance of this provision shall be considered as illegal possession of the firearm as penalized in this Act. Unlawful Acquisition, or Possession of Firearms and Ammunition. If the violation of this paragraph is committed by the same person charged with the unlawful acquisition or possession of a small arm, the former violation shall be absorbed by the latter; h The penalty of prision mayor in its medium period shall be imposed upon any person who shall unlawfully acquire or possess a major part of a Class-A light weapon; i The penalty of prision mayor in its medium period shall be imposed upon any person who shall unlawfully acquire or possess ammunition for a Class-A light weapon.

If the violation of this paragraph is committed by the same person charged with the unlawful acquisition or possession of a Class-A light weapon, the former violation shall be absorbed by the latter; j The penalty of prision mayor in its maximum period shall be imposed upon any person who shall unlawfully acquire or possess a major part of a Class-B light weapon; and k The penalty of prision mayor in its maximum period shall be imposed upon any person who shall unlawfully acquire or possess ammunition for a Class-B light weapon.

If the violation of this paragraph is committed by the same person charged with the unlawful acquisition or possession of a Class-B light weapon, the former violation shall be absorbed by the latter. Use of Loose Firearm in the Commission of a Crime.

If the crime is committed by the person without using the loose firearm, the violation of this Act shall be considered as a distinct and separate offense. Liability of Juridical Person. Absence of Permit to Carry Outside of Residence. The possession of any machinery, tool or instrument used directly in the manufacture of firearms, ammunition, or major parts thereof by any person whose business, employment or activity does not lawfully deal with the possession of such article, shall be prima facie evidence that such article is intended to be used in the unlawful or illegal manufacture of firearms, ammunition or parts thereof.

The penalty of prision mayor in its minimum period to prision mayor in its medium period shall be imposed upon any laborer, worker or employee of a licensed firearms dealer who shall unlawfully take, sell or otherwise dispose of parts of firearms or ammunition which the company manufactures and sells, and other materials used by the company in the manufacture or sale of firearms or ammunition.

The buyer or possessor of such stolen part or material, who is aware that such part or material was stolen, shall suffer the same penalty as the laborer, worker or employee. If the violation or offense is committed by a corporation, partnership, association or other juridical entity, the penalty provided for in this section shall be imposed upon the directors, officers, employees or other officials or persons therein who knowingly and willingly participated in the unlawful act.

Arms Smuggling. Tampering, Obliteration or Alteration of Firearms Identification. The PNP shall place this information, including its individual or peculiar identifying characteristics into the database of integrated firearms identification system of the PNP Crime Laboratory for future use and identification of a particular firearm.

Use of an Imitation Firearm. In Custodia Legis. If the court decides that it has no adequate means to safely keep the same, the court shall issue an order to turn over to the PNP Crime Laboratory such firearm, ammunition, or parts thereof, machinery, tools or instruments in its custody during the pendency of the case and to produce the same to the court when so ordered.

No bond shall be admitted for the release of the firearm, ammunition or parts thereof, machinery, tool or instrument. Any violation of this paragraph shall be punishable by prision mayor in its minimum period to prision mayor in its medium period.

Confiscation and Forfeiture. Liability for Planting Evidence. If the person found guilty under this paragraph is a public officer or employee, such person shall suffer the penalty of reclusion perpetua. Likewise, a fine of Five thousand pesos P5, The penalty of prision correccional shall be imposed upon any person who shall violate the provision of the preceding paragraph.

If government-issued firearms, ammunition or major parts of firearms or light weapons are unlawfully disposed, sold or transferred by any law enforcement agent or public officer to private individuals, the penalty of reclusion temporal shall be imposed.

Any public officer or employee or any person who shall facilitate the registration of a firearm through fraud, deceit, misrepresentation or submission of falsified documents shall suffer the penalty of prision correccional. Firearms Repository.

Within one 1 year upon approval of this Act, all military and law enforcement agencies, government agencies, LGUs and government-owned or -controlled corporations shall submit an inventory of all their firearms and ammunition to the PNP.

Final Amnesty. During the interim period of six 6 months, no person applying for license shall be charged of any delinquent payment accruing to the firearm subject for registration. The PNP shall conduct an intensive nationwide campaign to ensure that the general public is properly informed of the provisions of this Act. Implementing Rules and Regulations. Repealing Clause. Separability Clause.

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Any person who shall carry any licensed firearm outside his residence without legal authority therefor - Penalty is Arresto Mayor 3. Any person who shall unlawfully repack, alter or modify the composition of any lawfully manufactured explosives. Note: If homicide or murder is committed with the use of an unlicensed firearm,such use of an unlicensed firearm shall be considered as an aggravating circumstance. Note: If the violation of this Sec. The same penalty shall be imposed upon the owner, president, manager, director or other responsible officer of any public or private firm, company, corporation or entity, who shall willfully or knowingly allow any of the firearms owned by such firm, company, corporation or entity to be used by any person or persons found guilty of violating the provisions of the preceding paragraphs or willfully or knowingly allow any of them to use unlicensed firearms or firearms without any legal authority to be carried outside of their residence in the course of their employment.

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