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Philippines. 2013 ‘License and Scope of License to Deal [Regulations].’ Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 10591, otherwise known as 'Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act'; Rule III (Section 16), pp. 41-46. Manila: Congress of the Republic of the Philippines. 7 December

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Section 16. License and Scope of License to Deal

16.1 Any person, legal entity, corporation, partnership or business who shall engage in the business of buying and selling firearms, major and minor firearms parts, spare parts and accessories, ammunition and its components and reloading machines at wholesale or retail basis shall first secure a License to Deal from the Chief, PNP through the FEO.1

16.2 The License to Deal shall be inclusive of the following activities: the purchase, sale or transfer, distribution and general business in handling firearms, ammunition, major and minor parts of firearms, spare parts and accessories, ammunition components and reloading machines.

16.3 Authorized dealer shall apply to the Chief, PNP through the FEO for Authority to Import2 firearms and ammunition, major and minor parts of firearms, accessories, spare parts, components and reloading machines for commercial purposes…

16.4 Authorized dealer is entitled to import various firearms for sample, demonstration, test and evaluation. Firearms and ammunition for reference, sample, demonstration, test and evaluation shall not be allowed for sale and distribution…

16.6 A Permit to Transport shall be applied for by the Authorized Dealer for the following purposes:

a) For imported items, transport from port of entry to FEO storage;
b) Transport from FEO Storage to authorized dealer;
c) Transport from Dealer to residence of firearm; and
d) Transport from FEO storage or authorized dealer to exhibit/display/demonstration site and vice versa…

16.10 Authorized dealers shall apply to the Chief, PNP through the FEO for Authority to Display (ATD) firearms, ammunition, and major parts of rearms and other regulated items…

16.11 Firearms, ammunition, and major parts shall be indicated in the ATD and shall be part of the regular inventory of the gun store…

16.16 An authorized dealer shall keep a complete and accurate records and accounts of importation and sale of firearms and ammunition, with the name, age, 2X2 picture, address, e-mail address and occupation of any licensed citizen purchasing a firearm or ammunition and the number of the firearm purchased and the amount and character of the ammunition purchased for each firearm. Refusal on the part of authorized dealer to comply with the provisions of this section shall cause the forfeiture of the bond.

[FEO = Firearms and Explosives Office of the Philippine National Police; PNP = Philippine National Police]

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