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 NEW FINAL DRAFT OF AMENDED IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATION

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PostSubject: NEW FINAL DRAFT OF AMENDED IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATION   Wed Feb 21, 2007 7:41 pm

PNP CIRCULAR NO.8
Amended Rules and Regulations, Governing the Manufacture, Importation, Exportation, Sale, Possession, carrying of Airsoft Rifles/ Pistols and Operation of Airsoft Games and Airsoft Teams.

February 2007

I. References:

a. Amended rules and Regulations Governing the Manufacture, Sale, Possesssion and Carrying of Airsoft Rifle /Pistol dated 21 July 2006.

b. Implementing Rules and Regulations Governing the Manufacture, Sale, Possession and Carrying of Airsoft Rifles/ Pistols dated January 29, 1992.

c. Executive Order No. 256 entitled "Schedule of Fees dated December 21, 1995."

d. Standard Operating Procedure Number 13 entitled "Licensing of Firearms" dated March 16, 1999.

e. Memorandum Circular Number 99-009 entitled "Manufacture and Repair of Firearms" dated March 16, 1999.

f. Memorandum Circular Number 07 entitled "Recognition/Operation of Gun CLubs" dated June 15, 2005.

II. PURPOSE

This Circular prescribes the rules and regulations governing the manufacture, deal in, importation, exportation, sale, possession, and carriage of airsoft rifles/pistols and operation of airsoft teams and game sites.

III. SCOPE

This Circular shall apply to all natural and juridical persons who intend to manufacture and deal in the importation and sale of airsoft rifles/pistols which has been classified as a special type of airgun, and who desire to possess or carry the same. This Circular also sets the provision for the establishment and operation of airsoft teams and game sites.

IV. DEFINITION OF AIRSOFT RIFLE/ PISTOL

Airsoft Rifle/ Pistol herein used included battery operated spring and gas type powered rifles/pistols which dishcarge plastic or rubber pellets only as bullets or ammunition. This differs from replica as it does not file plastic or rubber pellet.

V. RESTRICTION

Airsoft Rifle/Pistol as herein classified as special type of airgun, shall be used in sporting activities as war game simulation only. All airsoft rifle/pistol shall not exceed 550 feet per second velocity using a .20 gram BB. Otherwise, an airsoft rifle/pistol exceeding the prescribed limit shall not be eligible for registration.

VI. MANUFACTURE AND SALE

All natural and juridical persons who intend to manufacture or sell airsoft rifle/pistol shall apply for a license to manufacture or license to deal airsoft rifles/pistols under the existing rules and regulations of the Philippine National Police thru Firearms and Explovies Division of the Civil Security Group as provided for under the provision of revised Memorandum Circula Number 99-009.

VII. MARKINGS

Upon the one-time registration with the Philippine National Police, a barcode sticker bearing a permanently assigned unique serial number shall be affixed on a conspicuous part of the airsoft rifle/pistol to be registered. Said barcode shall remain to be valid up to one year or until such time that all manufactured airsoft rifle/pistol shall have their own respective serial number. Otherwise all manufactured or imported Airsoft rifle/pistol without serial number will not be registered.

Duplication of serial number and/or falsification of barcode stickers shall be deemed a violation of this memorandum order which shall result in the revocation of any airsoft license or registration issued to the holder.

When not in use and during transport, airsoft rifles and pistols shall have muzzle caps in bright red or orange.

VIII. REGISTRATION

Any person who desires to possess airsoft rifle/pistol shall file his application in accordance with PNP SOP Number 13 entitled "Licensing of Firearms" except that minimum age shall be 18 years of age for airsoft rifle/pistol/ The one time registration for airsoft rifle/pistol shall be applied to airsoft rifle/pistol. In case of transfer of ownership to a qualified citizen, the required procedure in the transfer of regular air gun shall apply. A licensed airsoft rifle/pistol holder shall not transfer physical possession of his registered airsoft rifle/pistol until the application for license to possess airsoft rifle/pistol is approved by FED-CSG.

IX. TRANSPORT OF AIRSOFT RIFLE/ PISTOL

A Permit to Trasnport (PTT) airsoft rifle/pistol shall be required for the transfer of all airsoft rifles/pistols from the place of residence to any game or exhibition site. Application for a Permit to Transport (PTT) airsoft rifle/pistol shall be filed at the FED-CSG for Metro Manila applicants and the respective Provincial Police Office, City Police Office or at FESAGS Office for provincial applicants as the case may be.

The Permit To Transport airsoft shall cover a maximum of five (5) airsoft units whether rifles, pistols or a combination of both. The permit shall be valid nationwide for a period of one year, except in areas that may be defined and restricted.

While in transit all airsoft rifles/pistols shall be placed in secured bags or cases.

X. IMPORT AND EXPORT FOR AIRSOFT

Any person engaged or intending in the import and export of airsoft rifles/pistols shall first secure the corresponding import or export permit from the Philippine National Police through the FED-CSG prior to actual import and export of said items.

XI. AIRSOFT TEAMS

Airsoft teams who may seek accreditation with the FED-CSG. Each airsoft team shall have a minimum of ten (10) registered owners of airsoft rifle/pistol, a permanent address, a President, and shall abide by the Uniform Standard Code of COnduct, Safety and/or Rules of Engagement for Games for airsoft players which shall beapplicable and binding upon all during games.

XII. AIRSOFT GAME SITES

Prior to the use of a particular area as airsoft game site, the operator or the duly authorized person in charge of the proposed airsoft game site shall coordinate in writing with the Chief of Police who has the jurisdiction over the said area.

The conduct of any war game, simulation, shooting competition or exhibition of airsoft rifles/pistols shall only be allowed with prior clearance from the local Chief of Police.

XIII. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

Existing manufacturers or dealers and present holders of airsoft rifle/pistol shall have a grace period of six (6) months from date hereof to apply for manufacturer of dealers license and to present their air rifle/pistol to the Firearms Management Branch (FMB), Firearms and Explosives Division-Civil Security Group for testing and payment of the corresponding fees.

All licensed dealers of airsoft rifle/pistol shall secure the necessary permits prior to the conduct of airsoft rifle/pistol show exhibition.

XIV. RECISSION CLAUSE

All rules and regulations inconsistent herewith are hereby rescinded or modified accordingly.

XV. EFFECTIVITY

These rules and regulations shall take effect immediately.


OSCAR CALDERON
Police Director General
Chief, PNP


Notes: (As posted by Fallujah in the UAA Forum)
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