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Gun Policy News


3 December 2007

Sun Star (Philippines), Column

Republic Act (RA) 8294 amends certain provisions of the old Presidential Decree 1866. One of its highlights is that it distinguishes between high-powered firearms — anything above 9mm in pistols and anything larger than .22 LR in rifles — from their low-powered counterparts — anything between a .22 short and 9mm in pistols and from .177 and .22 LR in rifles. In relation to this, the penalty for the illegal possession of a firearm now depends on the caliber —... (

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