Po­lice on the look­out for armed per­sons

Sun.Star Cebu - - TOP STORIES - / FROM FMD OF SUPERBALITA CEBU/ KAL

The con­duct of check­points un­der the su­per­vi­sion of the Com­mis­sion on Elec­tions (Com­elec) will start at 12 a.m. on Sun­day, Jan. 13, to pre­vent the pro­lif­er­a­tion of loose firearms.

The elec­tion gun ban will run from Jan. 13 to June 12, ac­cord­ing to the Com­elec.

The Po­lice Re­gional Of­fice (PRO) 7 also an­nounced on Fri­day, Jan. 11, that they would con­duct reg­u­lar check­points.

Gun ban ex­emp­tion

PRO 7 Direc­tor De­bold Si­nas said pub­lic an­nounce­ments were made to let own­ers of firearms know that they could sur­ren­der their weapons to po­lice sta­tions for safe­keep­ing.

As of Saturday, Jan. 12, he said no in­di­vid­ual had ap­plied for a gun ban ex­emp­tion.

With­out the ex­emp­tion, a gun owner with a li­cense and a per­mit to carry firearm will be ar­rested if he is caught car­ry­ing his gun out­side his res­i­dence.

Si­nas said the first po­lice sta­tion to ar­rest a gun ban vi­o­la­tor will re­ceive a re­ward from him.

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