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Some Filipino professions and are now allowed to carry small firearms

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Filipino doctors, priests, journalists and accountants will be allowed to arm themselves while at work under a controversial new gun law that takes effect in their country this month. Under the Philippines' Republic Act 10591, people working in these sectors -- along with nurses, engineers, bank tellers, and lawyers -- are considered "in imminent danger due to their profession" and will be allowed to carry small guns when outside their homes. To qualify for a special firearms permit, people in these professions have to pass drug and psychiatric tests, and show they don't have any criminal convictions or pending cases for crimes with punishments of more than two years in prison. This relaxes the requirements of the previous gun law, the Republic Act 8294, under which they had to prove they were under "actual threat" of danger to carry a firearm. The regulations could be good news for reporters in the Philippines, who live in one of the world's deadliest countries for the media, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. Some 74 journalists, mostly covering politics, have been murdered in the Philippines since 1992, the press freedom group says. In more than 70% of cases, the killers have gone unpunished. READ: A mother's journey to bearing arms With gun ownership high -- there were 1.2 million registered firearms in the Philippines in 2012, according to data from the National Police Firearms and Explosives Office, and estimates for unregistered weapons are in the hundreds of thousands -- firearms are often blamed for violence in the country. During New Year celebrations alone, at least 30 people were injured and one infant killed by stray bullets, the police said. Philippines' authorities say the new law will help them better regulate the use of firearms and curb gun-related crimes, according to local media reports. The law sets harsher penalties for individuals found guilty of possessing unlicensed guns, who now face at least 30 years in jail. READ: Opinion: Gun violence is a public health epidemic The Republic Act 10591 also requires gun owners to have three separate permits: a license to own a firearm, registration for the gun, and a third permit to carry the weapon outside his or her residence. - https://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/15/world/asia/philippines-gun-law/

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smokey

Sounds like a real money maker 3 permits

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Semper paratus

But foreigners that are all targets because they are assumed to be rich are not allowed to even own a firearm. More discrimination against ex-pats.  Welcome to the Philippines, your money that is, not you.

And what about training for safe weapons handling ? The vast majority I have seen here have no clue other than to just pull the trigger, and aiming ? What is aiming ?

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lamoe
4 hours ago, Semper paratus said:

And what about training for safe weapons handling ? The vast majority I have seen here have no clue other than to just pull the trigger, and aiming ? What is aiming ?

Training will be done in the same area where they now train motorcycle, car, & truck divers,

Safety? Don't need no stinking safety - same as headlight never  - use'em.

Smokey is right about the permits - imagine how many if foreigners were allowed/

One for each municipality you wanted to  pass through?

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PlanB

Toss out some random curiosities:

One payment and everything is approved like one official told me in another office. We can expedite with a package deal. One price. (Fees plus xxxxx php).

What if you quit an approved profession? 

Can’t danger be related to personal circumstances unrelated to profession?

Why not either most people allowed or most people not allowed a permit? At least that speaks to a clear ideology about permits, no?

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liquido

Thats probably why you never see airline pilots in uniform outside the airport...Im sure there are MANY other professions that deserve to make the list..

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lamoe
2 hours ago, liquido said:

Thats probably why you never see airline pilots in uniform outside the airport...Im sure there are MANY other professions that deserve to make the list..

I believe the no uniforms outside airports - except traveling to from - is for public image  - wife when working for Eagle Food stores had to change into street clothes if going out in public

'United Airline pilot causes fatal accident'

vs

'Driver in fatal accident works for United Airline'  occupation  probably not  mentioned

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liquido
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Pilots are high up here on the food chain so anonymity in public is safer...Why broadcast im a pilot im rich...I just wonder how nurses fall under the gun law?.. Oh and bank tellers can blast away at bank robbers...

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Dafey
10 hours ago, RangerUp said:

priests

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liquido
15 minutes ago, Dafey said:

?

Yeah,I cannot imagine a packing priest...

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