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Post by darklands on Sun Aug 03, 2008 9:16 pm


here's the content of LOI-1264 or letter of instruction-1264.
thanks to sir obet(for posting at F.A.S. web and permission to repost) and sir glimmerman(for the research) both of F.A.S.
hope, this is not a repost. if this is, kindly delete.

Letter of Instruction No. 1264
Laws on Toy Firearms

July 31, 1982


The Minister of National Defense
The Minister of Local Government
The Minister of Finance
The Minister of Trade and Industry
The Minister of Justice


Ban on the Importation, Manufacture, Distribution, Sale and Display of Certain Types of Toy Firearms and Explosives

WHEREAS, there is now a proliferation of imported toy firearms and explosives which except for its weight, are replicas in appearance, measurements, color and parts as its genuine counterpart firearms and explosives;
WHEREAS, these toy firearms and explosives could mislead the public into believing that these firearms are in fact genuine and as such could be used, as in fact reports indicate that these had been used, for illegal and/or criminal purposes by unscrupulous individuals;
WHEREAS, in the interest of public safety and general welfare there is an imperative need to ban the importation, manufacture, distribution, sale and display of these types of toys;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, do hereby order and direct the following:

1. Henceforth, the importation, manufacture, distribution, sale and display of toy firearms and explosives which, even if dissimilar to in some aspects, are replicas in appearance, measurements, color and parts as its genuine counterpart firearms and explosives, are prohibited.
2. The Ministers of Finance, Trade and Industry, Local Government and National Defense shall issue the necessary rules and regulations to implement these instructions.
3. The Philippine Constabulary/Integrated National Police is directed to confiscate all toy firearms and explosives such as described in paragraph 1 hereof, which are displayed or otherwise used for illegal or criminal purposes. Strict compliance herewith is enjoined.

Done in the City of Manila, this 31st day of July, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and eighty-two.

1. P.D. 8249 amends P.D. 1866 only in so far as caliber and length of penalties are concerned.
2. Legaspi vs. Min. of Finance G.R. No. L-58289, July 24, 1982 considers LOI's as "part of the law of the land" and part of the ways by which the President can exercise law-making power.
3. The only way to legitimize airsoft importation, sale, manufacture and/or use is to repeal LOI 1264.


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