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Tuesday, January 05, 2016

INDISCRIMINATE FIRING OF GUN PENALTY: 30-DAYS IMPRISONMENT or P200 FINE.


Under the Article 155 of the Revised Penal Code, the act of firing a gun in the air is considered a case of alarm and scandal and is only punishable by a 30-day imprisonment or a P200 fine.
Art. 155. Alarms and scandals. — The penalty of arresto menor or a fine not exceeding P200 pesos shall be imposed upon:

    1. Any person who within any town or public place, shall discharge any firearm, rocket, firecracker, or other explosives calculated to cause alarm or danger.



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