Owning A Gun In The Philippines

owning gun in PhilippinesI remember this topic coming up some time ago when people were talking about the fact their wives could own a gun but not them. Which then spun off into buying sporting archery kits, crossbows,blow pipes. But the odd thing is something came up in a conversation with a PNP officer regarding family safety. His advice was was to just go get one and put it in my wife’s name, I hadn’t brought up the topic but one of those random things we end up talking about.

In reality if I shot someone in the house the license for the firearm covers the ownership of my wife but the usage on the property can be utilized by myself if needed. With kids in the house not something to leave lying around with “easy access” but as I know from a friend of mine the clunk click of his shotgun loading behind his front door as people tried to break in was enough to scare them off. Something that isn’t as dangerous but people might find useful for emergencies are gas grenades, we have here but they are designed for Airsoft. You fill them with BB’s and then inject the grenade with gas, creates a load noise and fires BB’s everywhere and would freak out a lot of people with a low risk of injury.

7 comments for “Owning A Gun In The Philippines

  1. September 20, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    Useful information 🙂
    I didn’t know the Philippines had gun ownership laws!

  2. sheila lontok
    September 21, 2011 at 5:20 am

    Now that the problems are real and BIG in the Philippines, there must be stricter laws on gun ownership, and enforcing them should be a priority,, enough of laws, the problem is enforcement, Let the SM incidents (two gun shooting dramas, one is a wife’s premeditated murder of her philandering husband< ,and the other also a premeditated murder, now a 13-year old boy killing his girlfriend, and then shooting himself after,both incidents happened at the SM Malls North EdSA and Pampanga respectively),..What is happening is the clear lack of gun control, and irresponsible gun ownership by families possessing guns in their homes..This is so shocking,especially to our children and parents who have watched the news, a clear sign that the problem is REAL..

  3. September 21, 2011 at 7:18 am

    The number of unregistered and unlicensed guns in the Philippines is unbelievable at the same time politicians are just as much to blame as anyone else. Tighter gun controls may actually stem the number of murders in the Philippines but first they need to stop backyard gun manufacturing in places like Danao.

  4. rey
    December 7, 2011 at 8:17 am

    i own a gun, i dont think we need a gun control. Gunless society in the philippines is unrealistic, do you think criminals in the philippines will surrender there Guns? and most likely, Only civilized citizens are affected since they are the one who only registered and pay the high fees of gun registration. Criminals? they really dont mind, thats why they are called Law breakers.

    • Profile photo of OLDARTICLES
      December 7, 2011 at 8:47 am

      Most societies have had at times lawlessness on its streets. In the UK its more about harsh jail sentences to do with firearms that stop people using them. As well as the fact the armed response units of the Police are likely to kill you if they know your armed. The problem in the Philippines is like most things its a completely lawless society where there is little control or regulations of any kind due to the corruption problems.

      Personally I don’t think things will change anytime soon as simply Filipinos seem to like breaking the laws constantly which is the big problem as its mental attitude and respect that needs changing before everything else can be done.

  5. ben bautista
    December 14, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    existing gun laws are already tight and strict. Don’t be too carried by what you hear in the news and newspapers. Know the facts first before casting judgement. Most likely those two incidents used unlicensed firearms. Historical data shows that crimes committed by licensed firearms are miniscule.

    Had an co-worker before who frowned on my hobby of practical shooting. Within a year after she got married, was surprised to get a call from her (i was no longer with the firm), she was asking about guns. Turns out they had an intruder in their newly built home in a compound. Good thing her husband installed a motion sensor alarm along the stairway.

    A quick turn around..

    • Profile photo of OLDARTICLES
      December 14, 2011 at 7:11 pm

      Oh I am aware that for the “law abiding” citizen that there are plenty of regulations and laws. But the post is in reference to is there enough control of guns in the Philippines? Generally even for the legalities in getting a gun I can get one in my wife’s name without any problem. But I do believe the answer to reduced firearm related crimes is stiff sentences if caught with firearms where they shouldn’t be as well as if any are illegal jailings for it.

      Like the motorbike helmet and many other laws people generally flaunt them because they know there is poor enforcement. For the number of people the Philippines has in is military and police you would expect higher arrests and convictions but often the worst culprits are the Police and military.