PNP circular no.11

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PNP circular no.11

Post by darklands on Tue Dec 16, 2008 1:34 pm

mga totskie,


we all know that LOI-1264(posted earlier, see separate thread) was decreed or enacted by the then late pres. ferdinand e. marcos way back in 1982.
now, here's the pnp circular no.11 which was then issued by the then pnp chief avelino razon in 2007.

here's the content:

PNP CIRCULAR NO. 11

Revised Rules and Regulations Governing the Manufacture,
Importation, Exportation, Sale, Possession, Carrying of
Airsoft Rifles/Pistols and Operation of Airsoft
Game Sites and Airsoft Teams
(December 04, 2007)


I. References:

a. Memo Circular 08 entitled Rules and Regulations Governing the
Manufacture, Sale, Possession and Carrying of Airsoft Rifle/Pistol
dated September 27, 2006 .
b. Implementing Rules and Regulations Governing the Manufacture,
Sale, Possession and Carrying of AirRifles/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 October 2001.
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 2006.

II. PURPOSE
This Circular prescribes the rules and regulations governing the
manufacture, dealership, 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, deal, import, export, sell, possess and carry airsoft rifles/pistols which
has been classified as a special type of airgun. 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 defined herein used includes battery operated , spring
and gas type powered rifles/pistol which discharge plastic or rubber pellets only as
bullets or ammunition. This differs from replica as the latter does not fire plastic or
rubber pellet.

V. RESTRICTION
Airsoft Rifle/Pistol as herein classified as special type of air gun, shall be
used in sporting activities such 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 Explosives Division of the Civil Security Group as provided for
under the provision of Revised Memorandum Circular Number 99-009.

VII. MARKINGS
Upon the one-time registration with the FED-CSG, PNP, for those airsoft
rifles/pistols with no serial numbers, a barcode sticker bearing a permanently
assigned unique serial number shall be affixed on a conspicuous part of the airsoft
rifle/pistol. Said barcode sticker shall remain valid for the lifetime of the gun.

Those airsoft rifles/pistols with existing serial numbers shall register using
their individually affixed serial numbers.

Duplication of serial numbers and/or falsification of barcode stickers shall
be deemed as a violation of this Circular which shall result to the revocation of any
airsoft license issued to the holder.

Airsoft rifle and pistols must be painted with bright red or orange color at
the tip of the muzzle, not less than 6.35 centimeters in length.

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 airgun 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 rilfe/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 Transport (PTT) airsoft rifle/pistol shall be required for the
transport 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 (PPO), City Police Office or at FESAGS.

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 where there is prevalence of
crime and lawlessness.

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

X. IMPORT AND EXPORT OF AIRSOFT
Any person engaged or intending to engage 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 shall 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 Code of Conduct, Safety,
and Rules of Engagement for Games which shall be formulated by the Airsoft
Association of the Philippines for airsoft players which shall be applicable 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 request
in writing with the Chief of Police, who has jurisdiction over the said area for the
conduct of any war game, simulation, shooting competition or exhibition of airsoft
rifles/pistols.

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 or 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 corresponding fees.

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

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

XV. PENAL CLAUSE
Any violation of the above provisions shall be a ground for cancellation of the
Certificate of Registration issued by FED and confiscation of the item/s without
prejudice to the filing of civil/criminal charges as evidence warrants.

XVI. EFFECTIVITY
These rules and regulations shall take effect immediately.





AVELINO I RAZON JR
Police Director General
Chief, PNP



now, imagine if this circular hasn't been issued or implemented and the LOI-1264 was enforced instead. what do you think would happen to our airsoft today?
bear in mind that the LOI-1264 is still an active law and was never amended or repealed up to this day. even if the late pres. marcos is dead and his administration is long gone, this law is still in effect to this date. our lawmakers are still not interested in tinkering this law(god forbid that day!)
what do you think?

btw,
an added trivia:
did you know that the then former pnp chief razon plays airsoft and the current pnp chief does not?(source:FAS)
strange coincidence or not, your conclusion is as good as mine.
Wink Wink Wink
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