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EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 712 - REGULATING THE MANUFACTURE, SALE AND POSSESSION OF AIR RIFLES/PISTOLS WHICH ARE CONSIDERED AS FIREARMS
|WHEREAS, Sec. 877 of the Revised
Administrative Code, as amended, includes in its definition of the term
“firearm”, air rifles, except those which, being of small caliber and
limited range, are used as toys;
WHEREAS, certain types of air rifles/pistols could cause the death or permanent maiming of a person and could use as convenient tools of criminals in their nefarious activities;
WHEREAS, the proliferation and the indiscriminate use of such types of air rifles/pistols could pose a grave menace to society and the maintenance of peace and order; hence, the need to regulate the manufacture, sale and possession of air rifles/pistols.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the constitution and the authority vested in me by the Revised Administrative Code, do hereby order and ordain:
Done in the City of Manila, this 28th day of July, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and eighty one.
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