Two more Garin guns surrendered

ALL firearms of Iloilo first district Rep. Oscar Richard Garin of Iloilo are with the police already.

On the first day of 2019, a staff of Garin turned in the solon’s two firearms – a Colt 5.56mm rifle and a BRSA caliber .22 pistol – to the San Juan City Police Office in Metro Manila.

Senior Superintendent Dindo Reyes, San Juan City police chief, said Garin’s staff also surrendered four magazines with 100 ammunition for a rifle and two magazines with 16 ammunition’s for caliber .22 pistol.

Earlier, Rep. Garin, through his sister Iloilo Vice Governor Christine Garin, surrendered 9 of the 11 guns registered in his name to the Guimbal Police Station on Dec. 28, 2018.

These include four long firearms – a Colt 5.56mm rifle; a machine pistol, an SA rifle, and a machine pistol HK. The short firearms include a Colt .45 pistol; a Glock pistol; a CZ pistol; a Llama pistol; and an STI caliber .45 pistol.

Meanwhile, five of Mayor Oscar Garin Sr’s eight firearms have been turned in. These included a 12-gauge shotgun, a Colt .45 pistol, a Colt .380 pistol, a Parao pistol; and an STI pistol.

A Taurus pistol, a Glock pistol, and a Colt pistol remain unaccounted as these were declared missing and were booked before the local police – two in Sept. 2017 and one in Oct. 2017.

The Garins surrendered their firearms after PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde ordered the cancellation of all Permits to Carry Firearms outside of Residence (PTCFOR) and License to Own and Possess Firearms (LTOPF) issued by the PNP in favor of the Garins.

The two Garins were in hot water for allegedly mauling, slapping, and spitting on PO3 Federico Macaya, Jr. of Guimbal Police Station on Dec. 26, 2018 at the Guimbal town plaza.