Deadline for gun renewal today

THE REGIONAL Civil and Security Unit (RCSU) yesterday said that there are still 10,000 gun owners in the region who need to renew their license to possessed firearms (LTOPF).

Supt. Cydric Earl Tamayo, the chief of the Police Regional Office-Civil Security Unit (CSU) XI, told reporters in yesterday’s AFP-PNP press conference held at Royal Mandaya hotel, that today (Nov. 30) is the deadline for the processing of the provisional license.

Based on their records, only 300 applied for renewal in the region.

The PNP national headquarters introduce a new system where gun owners can apply online for the renewal of the LTOPF. The requirements needed include an NBI clearance, court clearance, proof of billing and barangay clearance.

He said the purpose of the barangay clearance is for the office to know that gun owner really resides on the address specified on the application.

“So we are now introducing online application you will just be the one to produce the requirements and submit to our account and our system will automatically approve it so you don’t need to go in the office,” Tamayo said.

There are five types of licensee payment (Type 1 to Type 5). For type 1(P1,000 payment), the owner is limited to two firearms; five for type 2 (P2,000); 10 for Type 3 (P3,000); 20 for Type 4 (P4,000); and for Type 5 there is no limitation or the gun collector, sports shooter (P5,000) and additional P1,000 payment for sports shooter.

He also said gun owners who do not renew before or within the date will effectively face an illegal possession of firearm case. Tamayo added that they will soon conduct door-to-door operations to flush out gun owners who fail to renew their license on time.

“We want to ensure also that the owners still exist because there are some who already died,” he added.

Meanwhile, for more information, they can contact the CSU XI hotline numbers at 0939-893-1975 and 0915-415-9630; and Facebook account Csg Rcsu Onse ; and email at rcsu.eleven@gmail.com. They can also contact the Firearms and Explosive Section (FES) on their landline number at (082)-291-6704.

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