15-year-old latest violator of election gun ban

A 15-year-old boy was the latest violator of an ongoing election gun ban meant to minimize violence during the period leading to the May 13 elections.

The minor, whose identity was withheld, was caught at a checkpoint on Gladiola Street in Makati City, radio dzBB's Manny Vargas reported Monday.

He yielded a cal-.45 pistol with six bullets, and was turned over to the local Department of Social Welfare and Development office.

As this developed, the Philippine National Police said at least 263 people have been arrested in the first two weeks of the election gun ban.

Most of the violators were civilians while at least six were from the PNP, according to a separate report on dzBB radio early Monday.

The report said that of the 263 arrested, 229 were civilians, five were government employees, and six were PNP personnel while 22 were security guards.

At least 227 firearms were seized, along with 60 bladed weapons and 18 grenades and explosives.

Law enforcers started implementing an election gun ban last Jan. 13. The gun ban lasts until June 12.

During the gun ban, permits to carry firearms outside residences are generally suspended, and only law enforcers in uniform and on duty are allowed to carry firearms outside their homes. —KG, GMA News

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