1,747 apply for gun license from last year to June 2016 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 22 June 2016 13:27


A total of 1,747 persons applied for license to owned and possess firearms ( LTOF ) from January to December 2015  and January to June this year 2016.

Senior Inspector Ratchel DR. Vicente, Neuro Pschiatric Section of the Regional Health Service 9, disclosed that from January to December 2015,  1,500 persons applied for LTOF and 247 applied from January to June this year 2016.

Vicente said one of the applicants last year who is a former drug user belonging to a prominent ffamily in the city, failed in the psychiatric examination due to psychiatric disorder.

She revealed that it was dangerous for the said applicant to own a gun because he will be a threat to his environment, especially to his family home.

Another applicant this year also failed the examination because test showed he is hot tempered and aggressive person.

“We did not approve the two applicants because in a general situation they are dangerous to community and to their environment and family home. A gun owner should be responcible and has a good standing in the community”, Vicente stressed.

She added that most of the applicants were  from Zamboanga City, Zamboanga  del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Sibugay, Basilan, Sulu and Tawi- Tawi. — Allen Abastillas