Arrested gun ban violators now at 1,791 — PNP | Inquirer News

Arrested gun ban violators now at 1,791 — PNP

By: - Reporter / @zacariansINQ
/ 03:19 PM March 13, 2022

MANILA, Philippines — The number of violators arrested during the nationwide gun ban for the 2022 national elections is now at 1,791, said the Philippine National Police (PNP) on Sunday.

According to the PNP in its latest data, 1,724 of the violators were civilians, while 15 were police officers, nine military personnel, 27 security officers and 16 remained uncategorized.

A total of 1,379 firearms, meanwhile, were confiscated in the arrests, along with 7,634 ammunition and 650 deadly weapons.


In terms of the number of incidents, Metro Manila led with the most at 598, followed by Central Visayas with 189, Calabarzon with 187, Central Luzon with 124, and Western Visayas with 100 total incidents.


Metro Manila also led with the most number of arrests at 643, followed by Calabarzon with 196, Central Visayas with 195, Central Luzon with 177, and Western Visayas with 93.

The nationwide gun ban began on Jan. 9 and is set to last until June 8, 2022 under the Commission on Elections (Comelec) Resolution 10728

READ: Gun ban on as election period begins

Under the resolution, all permits to carry firearms outside of residence have been suspended except for regular members of the PNP, the Armed Forces of the Philippines and other law enforcement agencies.

Regular officers, members, and agents, however, must be fully uniformed while carrying their weapons.

Violators of the gun ban may face jail time of one year up to six years, disqualification to hold public office, and deprivation of the right to vote.



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