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Philippines. 2013 ‘Registration of Locally Manufactured and Imported Firearms [Regulations].’ Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 10591, otherwise known as 'Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act'; Rule III (Section 15), pp. 40-41. Manila: Congress of the Republic of the Philippines. 7 December

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RULE III: REGISTRATION AND LICENSING

Section 15. Registration of Locally Manufactured and Imported Firearms

15.1 For locally manufactured firearms and major parts thereof, the registration shall be made at the manufacturing facility of the authorized manufacturer. To facilitate the registration, the PNP through the FEO1 shall conduct the inspection and recording of the manufactured firearms and major parts thereof based on the records initially prepared by the authorized manufacturer.

15.2 Firearms which are intended for local sale and distribution shall be subjected to ballistics testing procedures at the authorized manufacturer's facility if it could accommodate said firearms. Otherwise, said firearms shall be tested for ballistics at the PNP Crime Laboratory (CL) in Camp Crame and the authorized manufacturer shall pay all the necessary expenses for such purpose…

15.4 Firearms intended for export shall not be subjected to ballistics testing procedures provided that Proof of Export shall be submitted to the FEO.

15.5 For imported firearms and major parts thereof, initial registration which includes inspection and ballistics testing procedures (PNP Crime Laboratory) shall be done upon arrival at the FEO storage warehouse. Authorized dealers shall shoulder all the necessary expenses included therein. Upon compliance by the importer of the abovementioned mandatory requirements, the FEO shall issue an Inspection Report for each of the firearms registered and major parts thereof. Only the firearms and major parts of the firearms which were subjected to inspection in accordance herewith shall be appropriate for sale and distribution by the Authorized Dealer…

15.7 Upon effectivity of this IRR, manufacturers and dealers shall serialize all slides, frames or receivers and barrels. The FEO shall determine the serial number which shall be engraved by FEO or its authorized licensed gunsmith.

15.8 Locally manufactured or imported firearm of new model or prototype shall be subject for classification by the (FCB)1 before it can be allowed for local sales or distribution. For this purpose, the FEO shall create the FCB which shall study, review, validate and classify the said firearm…

[FEO = Firearms and Explosives Office of the Philippine National Police; PNP = Philippine National Police; IRR = Implementing Rules and Regulations; FCB = FEO Classification Board]

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