Aquino signs comprehensive gun control law
MANILA – President Benigno Aquino III has signed a new gun control law.
It provides stricter guidelines on securing a gun license and sets limits to the number of firearms a person may own.
Under Republic Act 10591, one must be a Filipino citizen, at least 21 years old and should be employed, and has no criminal record to own a gun.
One should also indicate in writing why he or she needs a firearm and should pass a gun safety seminar.
The new law also raises the penalty for illegal possession of firearms from four to six years in prison. -- ANC