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PNP Laments Sluggish Response to Gun Amnesty Program

Philippine Star

12 September 2003

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According to Superintendent Robert Po, operations chief of the PNP Firearms and Explosives Division (FED), only 500 loose firearms have been surrendered for processing since the program started last March 3.

"There is fear among gun owners, partly driven by the rumor that their firearms will be confiscated upon surrender, just like what happened during martial law. I want to assure them that this will not happen," he said.

Po admitted that the gun amnesty program is not turning out well as expected amid estimates that there are about 450,000 loose firearms nationwide…

The amnesty program ends on March 3, 2004. Besides Camp Crame, owners of loose firearms could surrender their guns to the regional police headquarters nearest their residence.

ID: N346

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