Gun ban violators now at 3,039

Gun ban violators now at 3,039

MANILA, Philippines — The number of violators in the current election gun ban has reached 3,039, according to the Philippine National Police (PNP).

As of Thursday, the figures include 2,924 civilians, 36 security guards, 21 government officials, 23 police officers, 15 military personnel, six employees of a law enforcement agency, five from private armed groups (PAGS) five from member of threat groups, three members of the Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU), and one Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) personnel.

The PNP confiscated 2,366 firearms, 26,810 deadly weapons, 188 grenades, 295 other explosives, 116 firearm replicas, 885 bladed/pointed weapons and 25,326 pieces of ammunition.

The gun ban imposed by the Commission on Elections imposed for the national and local polls started on January 10 and will be in effect until June 8. PNA/northboundasia.com