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Philippines. 2013 ‘Carrying of Firearms Outside of Residence or Place of Business.’ Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act 2013 - Act No. 10591; Article II (Section 7), pp. 9-10. Manila: Congress of the Republic of the Philippines. 29 May

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ARTICLE II: OWNERSHIP AND POSSESSION OF FIREARMS

Section 7. Carrying of Firearms Outside of Residence or Place of Business

A permit to carry firearms outside of residence shall be issued by the Chief of the PNP or his/her duly authorized representative to any qualified person whose life is under actual threat or his/her life is in imminent danger due to the nature of his/her profession, occupation or business.

It shall be the burden of the applicant to prove that his/her life is under actual threat by submitting a threat assessment certificate from the PNP.

For purposes of this Act, the following professionals are considered to be in imminent danger due to the nature of their profession, occupation or business:

(a) Members of the Philippine Bar;

(b) Certified Public Accountants;

(c) Accredited Media Practitioners;

(d) Cashiers, Bank Tellers;

(e) Priests, Ministers, Rabbi, Imams;

(f) Physicians and Nurses;

(g) Engineers; and

(h) Businessmen, who by the nature of their business or undertaking, are exposed to high risk of being targets of criminal elements.

[PNP = Philippine National Police]

ID: Q11136

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