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Philippines. 2013 ‘Firearms That May Be Registered [Regulations].’ Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 10591, otherwise known as 'Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act'; Rule III (Section 10), pp. 27-28. Manila: Congress of the Republic of the Philippines. 7 December

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Section 10. Firearms That May Be Registered

10.1 Only small arms1 as defined in this IRR may be registered by licensed citizens or licensed juridical entities for ownership, possession and concealed carry.

10.2 A light weapon2 as defined in this IRR shall be lawfully acquired or possessed exclusively by the AFP, the PNP and other law enforcement agencies authorized for such purpose by the President or by law that Congress may pass after the effectivity of this IRR.

10.3 Private individuals who are already licensed holders for Class-A light weapons as herein defined upon the effectivity of this IRR shall not be deprived of the lawful possession thereof, provided that they renew their licenses and firearm registration and they continue to possess the standard requirements mentioned in paragraphs 4.1 and 4.4,3 in this IRR…

10.5 Registered firearms or ammunition or major parts acquired or purchased by licensed citizen or licensed juridical entity in accordance with these rules may be transferred or sold only to a licensed citizen or licensed juridical entity with appropriate type of license.

Provided, that private individuals with existing registered Class "A" Light Weapon may transfer its registration to another private individual with at least Type 3 License and has an existing registered Class "A" Light Weapon. Provided further, that upon effectivity of this Implementing Rules and Regulations, no licensed individual may register more than two (2) Class "A" Light Weapons except those licensed individuals referred to in paragraph 10.3 of this IRR.

10.6 Failure to renew the registration of a Class-A light weapon or comply with the standards and requirements for renewal purposes shall be a ground for the cancellation of the registration. In case of revocation of license and cancellation of registration, the individual concerned shall surrender the weapons herein mentioned to the nearest police station within thirty (30) days, except when there are other justifying circumstances. Otherwise, he/she could be charged for violation of the law.

[IRR = Implementing Rules and Regulations; AFP = AFP = Armed Forces of the Philippines; PNP = Philippine National Police]

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