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Philippines. 2013 ‘Issuance of License to Manufacture and Deal in Firearms and Ammunition [Regulations].’ Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 10591, otherwise known as 'Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act'; Rule III (Section 13), pp. 30-37. Manila: Congress of the Republic of the Philippines. 7 December

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RULE III: REGISTRATION AND LICENSING

Section 13. Issuance of License to Manufacture and Deal in Firearms and Ammunition

13.1 Any person, natural or juridical, legal entity, corporation, partnership, desiring to engage in the business of manufacturing or dealing in firearms, parts of firearms, or ammunition thereof, or instruments and implements used or intended to be used for purposes of sale or distribution shall first secure the appropriate license for such purpose.

13.2 Authority to Issue License to Manufacture

13.2.1 The approving authority for the new application of License to Manufacture firearms and ammunition shall be the Secretary of the DILG. The Chief, PNP shall approve the application for renewal to include amendment of the license…

13.3 Requirements for Issuance of License to Manufacture

The following requirements shall be submitted to acquire License to Manufacture and Deal in Firearms and Ammunition and to include its succeeding renewal:

13.3.1 For New Application…

c) Location map of the factory showing distance from the nearest Police Headquarters;
d) Floor plan of the factory and pictures of its interior and exterior view as well as the storage area of the firearms and ammunition…

13.4 License to Deal

13.4.1 The approving authority for the new application of License to Deal firearms and ammunition shall be the Chief, PNP. The Chief, FEO1 shall approve the application for renewal to include amendment of the license.

13.4.2 Authorized Dealers shall apply for an Authority to Operate a new branch or amendment of the same for the approval of the Chief, FEO. Its renewal and amendment shall likewise be approved by the Chief, FEO…

13.1 Requirements for Issuance of License to Deal

13.1.1 For New Application…

d) Location of the gun store showing distance from the nearest Police Stations;
e) Floor plan of the gun store and pictures showing the location of gun store including its interior and exterior view and its vaults;
f) The size of the vault shall be enough to accommodate the firearms and ammunitions at the gun store at any given period…

13.2 The License to Manufacture or License to Deal shall be valid for a period of five (5) years.

13.6 Reloading Machines

13.6.1 Gun Clubs recognized by the FEO or licensed sports shooter may purchase or possess ammunition-reloading machines provided that they secure permit to possess the same for the exclusive use of the gun club members and licensed sports shooters…

13.6.3 All ammunition produced by the recognized Gun Clubs shall be used by its members in target practice or competitions only. All ammunition produced by the licensed sports shooter shall be for his/her exclusive use. Commercial sale of said ammunition is prohibited. Failure to comply with this provision shall cause the revocation of the permit granted by the FEO.

13.6.4 Loading and reloading machines of gun clubs and sports shooter shall be serialized and registered with the FEO. Registration of such is valid for four (4) years…

13.6.7 Gun clubs or licensed sports shooter shall submit a monthly report on the production and disposal of reloaded ammunition with the FEO…

[DILG = Department of the Interior and Local Government; FEO = Firearms and Explosives Office of the Philippine National Police; PNP = Philippine National Police]

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