Capiz cops gear for election gun ban

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ROXAS City — The Capiz Police Provincial Office is intensifying its information dissemination campaign on the gun ban in view of the 2013 mid-term elections.

The gun ban will be imposed from January 13 to June 12.
Senior Supt. Domingo Cabillan, provincial police director, said he is calling for a meeting with chiefs of police to orient them about Comelec resolutions relative to the elections.

He added that he is also making himself available for media interviews to heighten public awareness on the prohibition in carrying or transporting firearms or other deadly weapons to ensure peaceful and orderly elections in May.

Toy guns are subject for confiscation because these are replicas of actual firearms,” the province’s top policeman said.

Only uniformed members of the police, military, and other law enforcement agencies, including the Presidential Security Group, who are performing actual duty, are authorized to bear their weapons during the gun ban period, the Comelec said in a resolution.

The use of security personnel or bodyguards by candidates, unless authorized in writing by the Comelec, and the organization or maintenance of reaction forces, strike forces or other similar forces are prohibited.

Policemen will also conduct checkpoints in various strategic points in Capiz in view of the gun ban. (Alex Lumaque, PIA-6 Capiz/PN)
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