• PNP discusses IRR of new firearms law


    THE Philippine National Police (PNP) is seeking more inputs from stakeholders of both the public and private sector in formulating ideas for the Implementing Rules and Regulation (IRR) of RA 10591 or Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Act of 2013, which was signed into law by President Benigno Aquino 3rd on May 29, 2013.

    PNP spokesman, Chief Supt. Wilben Mayor, said those who took part in the consultation meeting are members of the Joint Anti-Robbery Action Committee (JABRAC), the National Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (NALECC), firearms and explosive manufacturers and dealers.

    He added that security agencies, gun clubs, shooting associations and other law enforcement agencies also took part in the consultation meeting.

    Mayor said that PNP Deputy Chief for administration, Deputy Director General Marcelo Garbo Jr., and representatives from the PNP Directorate for Plans, Logistics, Operations and Intelligence also took part as panelists of the consultation meeting.

    The PNP spokesman added that representatives of the Civil Security Group (CSG), PNP Legal Service, Firearms and Explosive Office (FEO) and from the Supervisory Office for Security and Investigation Agencies (SOSIA) were also among the panelists.

    Acting Director of the CSG, Chief Supt. Elmer Soria, said, “Everyone is encouraged to participate as there is no small or big idea coming from people who always dedicate their time to impart their views.”

    Mayor added that the consultation of the PNP, with the stakeholders, is conducted to align the creation of the IRR based on the suggestions and recommendations of the public who are directly affected by the law.

    “However, let me emphasize that we are not about to wave any of the requirements and provisions of the law, rather, we only seek to broaden the options available for the gun holders.” The Chief PNP, Director General Ricardo Marquez said on his message.



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