PNP revokes gun license of ex – cop in viral road rage clip
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday said it revoked the gun license of a former police officer who pulled out and cocked a handgun during a road altercation with a biker in Quezon City.
“On August 27, 2023, the Philippine National Police, specifically the Firearms and Explosives Office has issued an order of revocation of LTOPF (license to own and possess firearm) and firearms licenses against an individual who drew his firearm, loaded and pointed it towards an unarmed cyclist near Welcome Rotonda on August 8, 2023,” the PNP said in a statement.
While PNP only mentioned “an individual” in the statement, the driver of the car was earlier identified by the Quezon City Police District as Willy Gonzales, who was seen on a viral video in an altercation with a cyclist over the weekend.
Meanwhile, the PNP has reminded gun owners to be responsible.
“The possession and ownership of firearms are not absolute rights but rather a privilege,” it said.