IRR for new gun control law signed
Dennis Carcamo (The Philippine Star) - November 25, 2013 - 2:11pm

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine National Police on Monday signed the implementing Rules and Regulations of the new gun control law to combat the prevalance of loose firearms in the country.

During the flag-raising ceremony, PNP chief director general Alan Purisima signed the IRR of the Republic Act 10591 or the Comprehensive Law on Firearms and Ammunition at the PNP headquarters at Camp Crame, Quezon City.

"This not just to standardize the regulation of firearms but will also help us to intensify our campaign in curbing gun-related crimes and establish effective firearm control," Purisima said.

"I believe that the time and effort that we provided to attain our goal will be worthwhile not only in supporting the RA 10591 but also in aiding the country with stiffer penalties on violations of its provisions, as well, a better understanding of the qualifications to legally possess a firearm," he added.

Before the signing of the IRR, various meetings were conducted in different places to consult stakeholders from the government and private sectors as well as to ensure that a well-guided formulation of IRR will be crafted fairly and transparently.

The PNP consultation with the stakeholders was conducted to support the creation of IRR based on the suggestions and recommendations of the public who are directly affected by the law.

"Even before the passage of RA 10591, the PNP has always been in the forefront in enforcing laws under the regulation of firearms. Crafting this IRR will ensure that the law will be observed and enforced properly," Police Director Gil Meneses, Director of Civil Security Group, said.

To date, there are more than 400,000 loose firearms in the country.

ALAN PURISIMA CAMP CRAME COMPREHENSIVE LAW DIRECTOR OF CIVIL SECURITY GROUP FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION PHILIPPINE NATIONAL POLICE POLICE DIRECTOR GIL MENESES PURISIMA QUEZON CITY REPUBLIC ACT RULES AND REGULATIONS
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