Gun owners reminded to renew registration-A A +A
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
BACOLOD City Police Office (BCPO) Operations Branch head Police Senior Inspector Lester Leada reminded on Tuesday firearms holders to renew their firearms registration at the BCPO.
Leada said that out of more than 5,000 firearms holders, only 400 of them have renewed their firearms registration at the BCPO.
“We’re encouraging the firearms holder to renew their firearms licenses to avoid problems when they get a police clearance at the BCPO,” he said.
Leada warned those who failed to renew their firearms licenses that the firearms will be considered unregistered or loose firearms and will be subjected for police operations.
The BCPO is also monitoring the security agencies in the city who failed to renew firearms licenses, he said.
Leada added that one of the current thrusts of BCPO under the leadership City Police Director Ricardo De la Paz is to reduce firearms-related incidents and to intensify the campaign against loose firearms, especially the firearms in the possession of criminal elements.
He said that in 2011, 94 persons were arrested for illegal possession of firearms, while at least 92 firearms were confiscated in Bacolod City. (MAP)
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on July 11, 2012.