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Understanding the 2016 Gun Ban

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As defined under Rule I, Section I of COMELEC Resolution No. 10015 dated November 13, 2015, the Committee on the Ban on Firearms and Security Personnel (CBFSP) refers to the committee created by the Commission to implement the laws and rules on the ban on the bearing, carrying, or transporting of firearms and other deadly weapons, and the employment, availment, or engagement of security personnel or bodyguards during the election period.

During the election period (January 10 up to June 8, 2016) no person shall bear, carry or transport firearms or other deadly weapons in public places.

The CBSFP will exercise operational control and supervision over the Regional Joint Security Control Centers (RJSCCs) and the Provincial Joint Security Control Center (PJSCCs), and City or Municipal Joint Security Control Centers (C/MJSCCs).

The Commission, through the CBFSP, has the sole and exclusive power to issue Certificates of Authority (CA). It shall be assisted by a Secretariat composed of representatives from the Commission, the AFP and the PNP. The Secretariat shall be headed by a Senior Officer of the Commission.

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PERIOD OF THE BAN

January 10 up to June 8, 2016 (120 days before and 30 days after the Election Day)

PROHIBITED ACTS

Unless authorized by the CBFSP, the following are the Prohibited Acts during the election period:

To carry firearms and deadly weapons outside residence or place of business, and in all public places
To engage the services of security personnel
To transport firearms and explosives, including its spare parts and components

SUSPENDED, INEFFECTIVE, AND WITHOUT FORCE AND EFFECT

Issuance of firearms licenses
Issuance of permits to carry firearms outside residence
Permits to Carry Firearms Outside Residence (PTCFOR), Mission Orders, Letter Orders (LO), and Acknowledgement Receipts

PENALTIES

Imprisonment from 1 to 6 years
Permanent disqualification from public office and loss of right to vote
Deportation for foreigners, but only after prison term is served
Cancellation of and/or perpetual disqualification to secure license or permit

WHO MAY BEAR, CARRY, OR TRANSPORT FIREARMS OR DEADLY WEAPONS?

Listed under Rule III, Section 1 of COMELEC Resolution 10015 are the persons who may be authorized to bear, carry, or transport firearms or other deadly weapons during the election period.

The application for the certificate of authority to bear, carry or transport firearms or deadly weapons can only be accomplished online.


Source : http://www.gov.ph/2016/01/07/2016-election-gun-ban/

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