Feb 102013
The number of violations of the Commission on Elections’ gun ban breached the 700 mark as of Sunday afternoon, the Philippine National Police said.

Law enforcers have also seized more than 600 firearms and 4,000 rounds of ammunition since the ban started Jan. 13, radio dzBB’s Divine Caraecle reported.

As of Sunday, the report said at least 704 violators had been arrested for violating the ban, 626 of them civilians.

Other arrested violators included three soldiers, 12 PNP personnel, one Bureau of Fire Protection personnel, 11 government employees, and 50 security guards.

The gun ban will remain in effect until June 12.

While the gun ban is in effect, only law enforcers in uniform and on duty are allowed to carry firearms outside their homes.

In general, permits to carry firearms outside residences are suspended. — LBG, GMA News

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