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Philippines. 2013 ‘Standards and Requisites for Issuance of and Obtaining a License to Own and Possess Firearms [Regulations].’ Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 10591, otherwise known as 'Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act'; Rule II (Section 4), pp. 12-15. Manila: Congress of the Republic of the Philippines. 7 December

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RULE II: OWNERSHIP AND POSSESSION OF FIREARMS

Section 4. Standards and Requisites for Issuance of and Obtaining a License to Own and Possess Firearms

4.1 In order to qualify and acquire a license to own and possess a firearm or firearms and ammunition, the applicant must be:
a) a Filipino citizen;
b) at least twenty-one (21) years old at the time of the filing of his/her written application to own and possess a firearm or firearms;
(c) has gainful work, occupation, or business or has filed an Income Tax Return (ITR) for the preceding year as proof of income, profession, business or occupation…

4.3 An individual who is physically challenged may be allowed to own and possess firearm/s provided that he/she can safely, efficiently and effectively operate and use said firearm.

4.4 The written application to own and possess firearm/s shall be filed at the FEO,1 in three (3) legible copies duly notarized, and must be accompanied by the original copy of the following requirements:

a) Clearances issued by the Regional Trial Court (RTC) and Municipal/Metropolitan Trial Court (MTC) that has jurisdiction over the place where the applicant resides and/or the Sandiganbayan as the case may be, showing that he/she has not been convicted by final judgment of a crime involving moral turpitude or that he/she has not been convicted or is currently an accused in any pending criminal case before any court of law for a crime that is punishable with a penalty of more than two (2) years;

b) Neuro-psychiatric clearance issued by the PNP Health Service and its accredited psychologist or psychiatrist;

c) A certification that the applicant has passed the drug test conducted by PNP Crime Laboratory or any accredited and authorized drug testing laboratory or clinic.

d) A certification that the applicant has passed a gun safety and responsible gun ownership seminar which is administered by the PNP or a registered and authorized gun club…

4.7 A licensed citizen who has at least sixteen (16) firearms upon the effectivity of this IRR shall be automatically certified as a gun collector and shall secure a Type 5 License to Own and Possess Firearms…

4.10 A qualified applicant shall submit the following requirements to apply as a sports shooter:

a) A copy of the License to Own and Possess Firearms;
b) Certification from the President of a recognized Gun Club or Sports Shooting Association; and
c) Written Authority or Consent from Parents/Guardian (for minors)…

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

ID: Q11159

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