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Alexii
02-15-2003, 08:53
Hello fellow BOGs--

It was discussed somewhere in the main thread the proposal of the BOG Code of Conduct but it was unintentionally buried by other topics so I opened a new thread for the discussion of the Code's draft.

I think it's imperative to come up with a Code that will guide us in these critical times when most non-shooters consider us shooters as potential homicidal maniacs. The "higher standard of care" (excellently explained by Mikey177) is a good springboard for this Code.

We'll keep the Code short and revise/update it as it becomes necessary. I suggest we stick to what it is called, i.e. purely about conduct. We can come up with manuals about Defensive Shooting at a later time.

Every member has a say on what or what shouldn't be included. Moreover, every proposed statement is up for discussion/debate by any member. At least 2/3 of the group present in a meeting should agree with what are to be included in the Code.

These are all suggestions at this point. Tell me what you all think about this and please share your insights.:)

ReccaH
02-15-2003, 17:57
I agree, lets start with the draft. Where do you propose to discuss all about this. If i may suggest one item on the members Code of Conduct, it is that no member will kick the ass of a fellow member especially when the one being kick upon is the Shooting Instructor/expert cat/numerous trophies... No regard whatsoever!!!

Hello Mr. Secretary... ;f ;e

homogenizer
02-15-2003, 22:09
so before we set up the meeting make your inputs to our secretary pio for compilation and discussed and approved in the upcoming non-shoot meeting. you may email him direct the suggestions.

ppts799
02-16-2003, 22:53
i think no one can start this off better than alexii. ok, just give it to me and i will compile and add things.

reccah already started his duties as sgt-at-arms so i guess he will start coming to the meetings . . . especially when he says he will. peace din mr anime ;f ;f ;f ;e

chinagirl
02-17-2003, 06:33
I think we can start with your suggestions as well as those of Mikey177. Those are basic conducts of responsible gun owners. To add, may I suggest basic social conducts i.e. disallowing members from engaging in illegal activities (i.e. smuggling; kidnapping; drug trafficking etc. etc.?) Of course, none of us fit in this profile. But hey, if outsiders knows that ALL members refrain - to the extent of abhorring such illegal activities, BOG will be respected and deemed as socially responsible people. And isn't earning respect in the society as a group one of our main objectives? ;K

ppts799
02-17-2003, 19:36
Originally posted by chinagirl
I think we can start with your suggestions as well as those of Mikey177. Those are basic conducts of responsible gun owners. To add, may I suggest basic social conducts i.e. disallowing members from engaging in illegal activities (i.e. smuggling; kidnapping; drug trafficking etc. etc.?) Of course, none of us fit in this profile. But hey, if outsiders knows that ALL members refrain - to the extent of abhorring such illegal activities, BOG will be respected and deemed as socially responsible people. And isn't earning respect in the society as a group one of our main objectives? ;K


well said, chinagirl!

Alexii
02-17-2003, 21:12
Originally posted by chinagirl
I think we can start with your suggestions as well as those of Mikey177. Those are basic conducts of responsible gun owners. To add, may I suggest basic social conducts i.e. disallowing members from engaging in illegal activities (i.e. smuggling; kidnapping; drug trafficking etc. etc.?) Of course, none of us fit in this profile. But hey, if outsiders knows that ALL members refrain - to the extent of abhorring such illegal activities, BOG will be respected and deemed as socially responsible people. And isn't earning respect in the society as a group one of our main objectives? ;K

Took the words right out of my mouth. I'll post the outline within the week and let's see what everybody says.:)

Saruman
02-19-2003, 07:16
Five Rules for Concealed Carry
1. YOUR CONCEALED HANDGUN IS FOR PROTECTION OF LIFE ONLY. Draw it solely in preparation to protect yourself or an innocent third party from the wrongful and life-threatening criminal actions of another.

2. KNOW EXACTLY WHEN YOU CAN USE YOUR GUN. A criminal adversary must have, or reasonably appear to have:

A) the ability to inflict serious bodily injury (he is armed or reasonably appears to be armed with a deadly weapon),

B) the opportunity to inflict serious bodily harm (he is physically positioned to harm you with his weapon), and

C) his intent (hostile actions or words) indicates that he means to place you in jeopardy -- to do you serious or fatal physical harm.

When all three of these attack potential elements are in place simultaneously, then you are facing a reasonably perceived deadly threat that justifies an emergency deadly force response.

3. IF YOU CAN RUN AWAY -- RUN! Just because you’re armed doesn’t necessarily mean you must confront a bad guy at gunpoint. Develop your "situation awareness" skills so you can be alert to detect and avoid trouble altogether. Keep in mind that if you successfully evade a potential confrontation, the single negative consequence involved might be your bruised ego, which should heal with mature rationalization. But if you force a confrontation you risk the possibility of you or a family member being killed or suffering lifelong crippling/disfiguring physical injury, criminal liability and/or financial ruin from civil lawsuit. Flee if you can, fight only as a last resort.

4. DISPLAY YOUR GUN, GO TO JAIL. Expect to be arrested by police at gunpoint, and be charged with a crime anytime your concealed handgun is seen by another citizen in public, regardless of how unintentional or innocent or justified the situation might seem. Choose a method of carry that reliably keeps your gun hidden from public view at all times.

You have no control over how a stranger will react to seeing (or learning about) your concealed handgun. He or she might become alarmed and report you to police as "a man or woman with a gun." Depending on his or her feelings about firearms, this person might be willing to maliciously embellish his or her story in attempt to have your gun seized by police or to get you arrested. An alarmed citizen who reports a "man with a gun" is going to be more credible to police than you when you're stopped because you match the suspect's description, and you are found to have a concealed handgun in your possession.

Before you expose your gun in public, ask yourself: "Is this worth going to jail for?" The only time this question should warrant a "yes" response is when an adversary has at least, both ability and intent, and is actively seeking the opportunity to do you great harm.

5. DON’T LET YOUR EMOTIONS GET THE BEST OF YOU. If, despite your best efforts to the contrary, you do get into some kind of heated dispute with another person while you’re armed, never mention, imply or exhibit your gun for the purpose of intimidation or one-upmanship. You’ll simply make a bad situation worse -- for yourself (see rule #4).

Alexii
02-19-2003, 22:00
Thanks for the input Saruman-- very informative. We will discuss that in our next non-shoot meeting. We will definitely include that in the BOG Code of Conduct.:)

Alexii
02-24-2003, 01:05
Okay guys, here it is: the proposed outline for the BOG Code of Conduct along with the names of proposed writers:

Section 1

A) The Higher Standard of Care --- mikey177

B) The Four Rules of Gun Safety --- EyeCutter

C) The Rules of Concealed Carry --- Saruman

D) The Elements of Self Defense --- mikey177
in the Philippine Setting


Section 2

A) General Conduct --- chinagirl/batangueno

B) Conduct Among BOG Members --- ppts799

C) Conduct on the Shooting Range --- homogenizer

D) Conduct on GlockTalk.com --- Alexii


Section 3

A) What To Do In a Checkpoint --- millenium88

B) What To Do If You Survived a Gunfight --- ???????


As you can see, the Code will be very straightforward and concise. For the nominated writers, whatever you can share will be greatly appreciated by the group. The group will then evaluate the contents of your contribution during our next non-shoot meet before finalizing the Code. Please forward your contributions to the Secretary or to me for compilation.

At this point, please feel free to add more inputs/proposals to the outline. Thanks, fellow BOGs-- stay safe.

ALEXII

ppts799
02-24-2003, 01:47
to add, authors shall plug in their own input and interpretations also in their own words. you can also make it more apt to our local setting.

Saruman
02-24-2003, 02:04
Originally posted by ppts799
to add, authors shall plug in their own input and interpretations also in their own words. you can also make it more apt to our local setting.

hirap naman nun kuya pio!!! hehehehe...

kcboy
02-24-2003, 04:16
can't wait to see what u guys will come up with!!!!!!!!!!!!

Alexii
02-25-2003, 01:10
Fellas--

I forgot to mention that we still lack one author regarding What To Do If You Survived a Gunfight. I think it's safe to say that we need a legal advice on this one. Or probably a LEO.

It's easy to ask on the Cop Talk thread but the advice should be based on the Philippine setting. We need a local.

Any inputs/suggestions???

Alexii
03-31-2003, 21:11
Hello Guys--

I believe one of the agendas for Thurday's meet is the drafting of our Code of Conduct. So far, the following people have confirmed or submitted their contribution to the Code: mikey177, homogenizer, ppts799, chinagirl, saruman.

We will discuss the contents of every contribution prior to the drafting of the final form. At this point any other suggestions?:)

mikey177
03-31-2003, 21:26
Would it be possible for us to get a copy of the rough draft by email, so we could bring our own printouts to the meeting, and to give us a chance to read the material beforehand. Thanks.

ppts799
04-01-2003, 19:09
alexii : i think i will just submit mine directly to you on thursday. if you noticed, mine, chinagirl/batangueno's would have to be made from scratch, no guidelines. with my professional background, baka hitler ang dating ko sa iba ;f check it out nalang.

pio

Alexii
04-01-2003, 20:53
Originally posted by ppts799
alexii : i think i will just submit mine directly to you on thursday. if you noticed, mine, chinagirl/batangueno's would have to be made from scratch, no guidelines. with my professional background, baka hitler ang dating ko sa iba ;f check it out nalang.

pio

Okay lang yon. Relax, Mr. Secretary-- kaya nga pag uusapan natin:)

Would it be okay if you make around ten copies so people can read your contribution. I'll ask others to do the same. Thanks.

darwin25
07-03-2003, 23:04
Mga fellow BOGs...Been reading the past posts and I just want to ask whatever happened to the proposed Code of Conduct and Manual for Defensive Shooting. I know I wasn't with the BoGs yet when this topic was raised but I think the idea is very good. Meron na po bang rough draft?.

Alexii
07-05-2003, 19:51
Yes, Darwin25. Glad you brought this thread back up. I have the bulk of the rough draft and I believe ppts799 have some too.

We already discussed and went through all of the written sections during one of our non-shoot meets. I believe it was well written and needs to be finalized soon. We still lack one section and that is, "What To Do If You Were Just in a Gunfight?". I'm still optimistic that this be included because it's just a step away from Mikey177's Higher Standard of Care premise. Maybe you can help? Send me a PM about your thoughts. Thanks and be safe.

darwin25
07-06-2003, 21:37
Originally posted by Alexii
Yes, Darwin25. Glad you brought this thread back up. I have the bulk of the rough draft and I believe ppts799 have some too.

We already discussed and went through all of the written sections during one of our non-shoot meets. I believe it was well written and needs to be finalized soon. We still lack one section and that is, "What To Do If You Were Just in a Gunfight?". I'm still optimistic that this be included because it's just a step away from Mikey177's Higher Standard of Care premise. Maybe you can help? Send me a PM about your thoughts. Thanks and be safe.

Alexii,

Sent you a PM sir. I'll try do some work on this and send you another PM afterwards. :)

Kiddo
07-15-2003, 07:57
Hi guys! How is the BoG Code of Conduct goin? Can someone e-mail me the drafts? Kailan ba ito matatapos? Exited na ako! :) Hehe. Ano na lang ang kulang?

darwin25
07-15-2003, 22:02
What to do if you were just in a gunfight?

1. Call the cops
2. Call your fellow BOGs.. HEHEHE. Pwede siguro ito guys. Kasi its not all the time that you know the phone number of the nearest precint in the place you are in. Wala naman kasi tayong 911 dito sa Pinas e. This way, your fellow BOGs can help make the necessary calls for you and you can concentrate on assessing the situation and the environment while waiting for cops or help to arrive.

mikey177
07-16-2003, 01:46
Is the Patrol 117 number of the DILG a nationwide hotline, or is it only good for Metro Manila? Has anyone ever tried using it?

darwin25
07-16-2003, 21:57
Originally posted by mikey177
Is the Patrol 117 number of the DILG a nationwide hotline, or is it only good for Metro Manila? Has anyone ever tried using it?

I think its only for Metro Manila. Anyway, I will try to make some calls and ask for info about this.

Kiddo
07-31-2004, 08:06
Hi guys! May final draft na ba ang BOG Code of Conduct natin? This thread has been burried for a long time na and I havent seen any updates. (correct me if im wrong ;) ) So, kamusta na guys? :) :cool:

attyjpl
07-31-2004, 10:58
suggestion: why don't we incorporate our group to give it a legal personality?

i can help with the legal stuff, like registration with the securities and exchange commission, etc.

our group, band of glockers, is not a simple neighborhood, academic or civic organization. WE OWN GUNS. WE SHOOT GUNS. i think we should formalize BOG as a legal entity so we could impose sanctions to erring members if necessary.

what do you think?

may meeting ba sa thursday? where? sama ako :)

Kiddo
07-31-2004, 23:17
That would be a good idea! :) Para official na ang BoG! Sayang lang d ako mkakapunta sa mga meetings. :( Anyways, I'm all for it! :cool:

casmot
08-01-2004, 09:24
Originally posted by attyjpl
may meeting ba sa thursday? where? sama ako :)

attyjpl: The meeting you're asking about was held last year. This is an old thread which has been inactive since last year.

mikey177
08-01-2004, 22:54
Hmmm, Band of Glockers Inc. ...sounds good, ala-Monsters Inc.

But what benefit would incorporation have for the group? We aren't planning on forming our own gun club or setting up a firing range .

Could we acquire high-powered firearms under the name of the corporation? :)

Kiddo
08-02-2004, 07:39
I think na it would be best if BOG would be an organization (kinda like a fraternity) right? ;)

attyjpl
08-02-2004, 12:11
Originally posted by mikey177
Hmmm, Band of Glockers Inc. ...sounds good, ala-Monsters Inc.

But what benefit would incorporation have for the group? We aren't planning on forming our own gun club or setting up a firing range .

Could we acquire high-powered firearms under the name of the corporation? :)


the major benefit that incorporation will give to BOGs is that we will have legal personality, and not just an informal group or fraternity. look at PROGUN.

if we have legal personality, we can go to court and set precedents in gun ownership and possession.

the option to form our own gun club or set up a firing range is merely incidental, if we choose to do so.

we cannot acquire high-powered firearms even under the name of the corporation. well, of course, there are always exceptions to the rule. :)

horge
08-03-2004, 03:00
IIRC, among the inherent disadvantages to incorporation are:

the nominal annual paperwork to keep the SEC happy, assuming it's non-profit,
the annual necessity of (s)electing a board of directors & officers,
the nominal designation of a corporate address,
et cetera

...these are minor inconveniences at first glance, though there is a palpable price tag in time and money to them.

BoG seems defined by its exchange of ideas and occasional in-the-flesh exchange of friendship, as well as its easy informality. It might be difficult to keep that the core of any stated 'CORPORATE PURPOSE' that formal incorporation would require. What was once a stated purpose 'for convenience' might soon get treated as a mission statement. That and the spectre of raising operational and/or mission funds could wind up eclipsingi the easygoing informality we enjoy now.

But... I haven't been around here that long,
and I'm no lawyer. JM2Pesos, and hey...
whatever floats your boats, folks.
:)


horge

Alexii
08-03-2004, 07:41
Section 1

A) The Higher Standard of Care --- mikey177
B) The Four Rules of Gun Safety --- EyeCutter
C) The Rules of Concealed Carry --- Saruman
D) The Elements of Self Defense --- mikey177
in the Philippine Setting

Section 2

A) General Conduct --- chinagirl/batangueno
B) Conduct Among BOG Members --- ppts799
C) Conduct on the Shooting Range --- homogenizer
D) Conduct on GlockTalk.com --- Alexii

Section 3

A) What To Do In a Checkpoint --- millenium88
B) What To Do If You Survived a Gunfight --- ???????

AttyJPL, would you be interested to author the last part?

I have the original manuscript of the BOG Code of Conduct: each topic went through a formal BOG meeting and was approved by the members then. It is planned to be subjected to revision every now and then by the BOG membership.

This BOG Code of Conduct is just what it is: a Code to guide our psyche and behaviour and weed out the trigger-happy, hey-you-get-outta-my-face, my-gun-is-bigger-than-yours, attitude of the common, perceived gun-owner. As you can see, it deals also with the other facets of a BOGs' other activities/other concerns.

Whatever this group evolves into-- a corporation, an informal group, a fraternity (minus the hazing-- we're armed, people), we need to have a common, agreed-upon code of behaviour and standards if we are to give this group a good name.

aztig
09-29-2004, 02:48
Sorry BOGs I know this is a bit old thread but it catch my attention and found them interesting. I wonder what happened to this thread? Thanks

attyjpl
09-30-2004, 08:48
alexii,

yes, i'll be glad to author the last part. but give me pointers so i could fix the parameters of my work. :)

Kiddo
10-04-2004, 05:04
Can you guys attach the file (in pdf format or something) pag natapos na so the other members from the provinces (like me! ;f Hehe) can get it? :) Thanks.

brawnless
02-09-2005, 03:55
just stumbled on this thread while searching for "progun". it is interesting. what came out of this?

mikey177
02-13-2005, 23:09
I think we're still waiting for Section 3-B. This involves the topic of "What to do if you survive a gunfight."

ppts799
03-11-2005, 02:08
BAND OF GLOCKERS CODE OF CONDUCT


PREAMBLE

We, the Band of Glockers, are individuals dedicated to the safe use of firearms for competition and the defense of innocent life. In pursuit of our aspirations, we abide by the following Code:


THE HIGHER STANDARD OF CARE

Our everyday actions are governed by the fundamental respect for the sanctity of life. In our interaction with others, we exercise a higher standard of care. We neither start not go out looking for fights. We do not provoke hostile response from those we meet. We know what the other party does not: that we have a tool for delivering lethal force, and as such, we must take extra precaution to ensure that a simple argument does not escalate into an unfortunate and fatal shooting. We back down from such arguments not out of cowardice, but because of our awareness of our responsibility to safeguard even the lives of persons with whom we have differences. If we feel that we have been legally or morally wronged by another party, we take the matter to the proper judicial authorities for them to settle. We never draw our weapons to intimidate, threaten or to emphasize a point during an argument. No squabble is worth another person’s life.

The Four Rules of Gun Safety



The Rules of Concealed Carry

1. YOUR CONCEALED HANDGUN IS FOR PROTECTION OF LIFE ONLY. Draw it solely in preparation to protect yourself or an innocent third party from the wrongful and life-threatening criminal actions of another.

2. KNOW EXACTLY WHEN YOU CAN USE YOUR GUN. A criminal adversary must have, or reasonably appear to have:

A) the ability to inflict serious bodily injury (he is armed or reasonably appears to be armed with a deadly weapon),

B) the opportunity to inflict serious bodily harm (he is physically positioned to harm you with his weapon), and

C) his intent (hostile actions or words) indicates that he means to place you in jeopardy -- to do you serious or fatal physical harm.

When all three of these attack potential elements are in place simultaneously, then you are facing a reasonably perceived deadly threat that justifies an emergency deadly force response.

3. IF YOU CAN RUN AWAY -- RUN! Just because you’re armed doesn’t necessarily mean you must confront a bad guy at gunpoint. Develop your "situation awareness" skills so you can be alert to detect and avoid trouble altogether. Keep in mind that if you successfully evade a potential confrontation, the single negative consequence involved might be your bruised ego, which should heal with mature rationalization. But if you force a confrontation you risk the possibility of you or a family member being killed or suffering lifelong crippling/disfiguring physical injury, criminal liability and/or financial ruin from civil lawsuit. Flee if you can, fight only as a last resort.

4. DISPLAY YOUR GUN, GO TO JAIL. Expect to be arrested by police at gunpoint, and be charged with a crime anytime your concealed handgun is seen by another citizen in public, regardless of how unintentional or innocent or justified the situation might seem. Choose a method of carry that reliably keeps your gun hidden from public view at all times.

You have no control over how a stranger will react to seeing (or learning about) your concealed handgun. He or she might become alarmed and report you to police as "a man or woman with a gun." Depending on his or her feelings about firearms, this person might be willing to maliciously embellish his or her story in attempt to have your gun seized by police or to get you arrested. An alarmed citizen who reports a "man with a gun" is going to be more credible to police than you when you're stopped because you match the suspect's description, and you are found to have a concealed handgun in your possession.

Before you expose your gun in public, ask yourself: "Is this worth going to jail for?" The only time this question should warrant a "yes" response is when an adversary has at least, both ability and intent, and is actively seeking the opportunity to do you great harm.

5. DON’T LET YOUR EMOTIONS GET THE BEST OF YOU. If, despite your best efforts to the contrary, you do get into some kind of heated dispute with another person while you’re armed, never mention, imply or exhibit your gun for the purpose of intimidation or one-upmanship. You’ll simply make a bad situation worse -- for yourself (see rule #4).


Elements of Self-Defense in the Philippine Setting

The only time we are justified in drawing a gun on another person is in self-defense. For self-defense to be valid, the following circumstances must concur when we act in defense of our person, our rights or the lives of others :
- There was unlawful aggression against us.
- We employed reasonable means to prevent or repel the aggression.
- We did nothing to provoke the attack in the first place.

Unlawful aggression. The attack that was launched against us must have been against the law. Unlawful aggression includes incidents when – with no provocation – a person of apparently superior strength, skill, or weaponry assaults or is about to assault us with deadly force and we have reason to be in fear of our lives. There must be an immediate, unavoidable threat of death or grave bodily harm to us or to other innocent persons.

Reasonable means. There exists a continuum of force in which aggression takes place. From the lowest form, verbal assault, to unarmed physical assault, to assault with a deadly weapon. Given persons of equal build and apparent physical ability, our response must be commensurate to the attack that it seeks to ward off. We must be able to assess whether our defense in a given situation is equitable, and that another person of like mind and physical condition would employ a similar response to the situation.

Lack of provocation. The attacker must not have been caused by any initial remark, gesture or action that we made toward the assailant. Again, it is imperative that we not start arguments or allow them to heat up. Carrying a firearm implies a grave burden of responsibility, and requires that we be more prudent and discreet in dealing with other persons. We cannot, for example, give an unruly motorists the dirty finger and later on claim self-defense when we are forced to shoot him because he responded to our taunt and the situation deteriorated.


CONDUCT ON GLOCKTALK

The site GlockTalk.com has been the single, most important factor in the initial formation of the group The Band of Glockers (BOG). Individual Glock enthusiasts suddenly have a venue to exchange ideas, ask questions, and explore the rewarding aspects of competition and defensive shooting. This website is our home and like our own domiciles, we expect certain standards of behavior from our fellow members and visitors. The website itself has its own rules so on top of that, here is the BOG Code of Conduct on GlockTalk.com :

1. GlockTalk.com is an international website; meaning different nationalities drop by everyday to view and/or participate in the existing threads. Though not vaguely unacceptable, threads mostly written in Filipino exclude our international friends and “kababayans” who do not understand out language. Minimize the use of Filipino as much as possible.
2. The use of hateful, sexually-offensive, racist, name-calling, and abusive language has absolutely no place in the thread and will not be tolerated. Disagreements are possible through civilized means.
3. Every now and then, there will be posters trying to provoke an online squabble. It would be in the best interest of everybody to exercise tolerance and ignore the provocation. There is always the presence of Moderators to deal with problem-laden individuals.
4. The deliberate posting of erroneous, misleading information for whatever purpose is not acceptable. Contrary to common belief, most people believe everything they read on the Internet.
5. Do not hijack the thread. Always be in line with the subject on hand. Make use of GlockTalk’s PM and/or email or text messaging to carry out a conversation with a fellow member for discussions that would otherwise have no connection with the thread.
6. Be careful giving out personal information such as home and office addresses and all other sensitive information that can be used against you by the bad elements of society. Keep in mind it is a public forum, so be guided accordingly.
7. Enjoy the company of friends, old and new. Keep an open mind. All of us have something new to learn from each other. Exchange ideas and experiences.


CONDUCT AMONG FELLOW BOG MEMBERS

1. Non- Discrimination. BOG members shall not discriminate a co-member due to religion, social background, gender, or educational level. Every member shall be treated as equals, with the same privileges of other members.
2. Mutual dealings done on good faith. In all BOG matters concerning meetings, fun shoots, clinics, competitions, get togethers, posting, buying/selling, and the like, good faith shall govern over such activities. Honesty, fairness, sincerity, respect, proper ethics and integrity shall be our guiding principles in our mutual dealings.
3. Respect for Individuality. BOG members shall recognize and respect the uniqueness and individuality of each BOG member and shall not in any way see these unique characteristics as inferior in any way. Rather, we shall uphold our co-member’s capacity and capabilities. Absolute respect shall also be extended to co-member’s family.
4. Camaraderie. We must always treat each other with a friendly and cooperative relationship, extend our personal concern towards each other and be considerate with each other. BOG members are also expected to be cooperative of their duties and be accountable for shared responsibilities given within the group. In venues of competition, we must always uphold the principles of sportsmanship towards each other. We must always strive to maintain a harmonious relationship with all members.
5. Discipline. BOG members are expected to be mature in all their undertakings especially with dealings towards each other. We should be open not only to change, but also to constructive criticism to improve as an individual.
6. Sharing of Resources. BOG members are expected to be willing to make oneself available and to lend out a hand to co-members who need help, be it in terms of time or skill.


CODE OF CONDUCT INSIDE THE SHOOTING RANGE

1. Always wear ear and eye protection within the range premises.
- When inside the hot range of the firing line, always check for eye and ear protection even if you are just a spectator.
2. The range officer (RO) is the one who guides the shooter in the safety and mechanics of a match.
3. Always obey the range command of the RO and seek guidance if there are any questions.
4. Obey hot and cold range rules.
- Hot range or the firing line is any area within the bays of the shooting range facing downrange.
- Cold range is within the perimeter of the shooting range except the hot range and the safety area.
- You can only load live ammo in magazines or speed loaders inside the cold range and hot range except in the safety area.
- You can only handle firearms in the firing line with the consent or command of the range officer and in the safety area.
5. Always carry your firearm in gun cases or securely holstered when not in the firing line or within the cold range.
6. Guns should be unloaded without magazine inserted and unchambered unless with the consent of the range officer in the firing line.
7. No handling of flammable materials within the range.
8. No drinking of alcoholic beverages inside the range.
9. Any person under the influence of sedatives or prohibited drugs are not allowed inside the range.
10. When 2 or more persons are shooting in one bay, they must be equidistant in respect to the backstop to ensure shooter safety.
11. In a firing line with barriers, the person to your right is alwars given priority unless stated otherwise.
12. When in the firing line, always point your gun downrange when drawn. obey the 180degree rule.
13. Always announce that you are firing before you start shooting to allow other people to prepare for your firing.
14. If and when the gun falls from the holster, do not pick the gun up, ask the help of the RO to pick up your FA.
15. Always follow the four rules of gun safety.


DISCLAIMER : this is only an informal draft and the contents are not intended to be directions on how to act on legal matters.

darwin25
03-11-2005, 03:28
Dear Moderators.

Can we post this thread in the sticky? Thanks

Eddie C.
03-11-2005, 08:27
Originally posted by darwin25
Dear Moderators.

Can we post this thread in the sticky? Thanks



Done Darwin. Thanks my dear friends!

God Bless always.
Eddie C.

darwin25
03-12-2005, 00:20
Thanks Eddie..:)

darwin25
03-12-2005, 00:28
Thanks Eddie..:)

I think the draft is very good. Certainly many of us would like to take on a broader scope on the subject of Elements of Self-Defense in the Philippine Setting. But I suggest that we do that on another thread so as not to sway on the topic on this thread.

hnard
03-13-2005, 06:55
Great job, Pio and others who contributed to the COC. Is it too much to add something pertaining to proper transporting of firearms from range to house, vice-versa.?

mikey177
03-13-2005, 22:53
Originally posted by hnard
Is it too much to add something pertaining to proper transporting of firearms from range to house, vice-versa.?

This could be done, but then, wouldn't it be redundant since the same is already explicitly stated under the guidelines of the PTT?

Also, since FED may change these guidelines from time to time, we might have a hard time keeping the Code updated. Just some points to ponder.

hnard
03-15-2005, 00:18
You're right Mikey, plus we can always refer to this link:

Click on Basic Firearms Safety Tips and Procedure (http://www.pnp.gov.ph/licensing/firearms.php)

Alexii
03-18-2005, 10:00
Many thanks to ppts799 for uploading the Code. The Code is still incomplete as we have decided to add a final part on "What To Do If You Survived a Gunfight?" We're looking for any input from any Philippine lawyer on the board and/or a LEO.

darwin25
03-18-2005, 21:31
Originally posted by Alexii
Many thanks to ppts799 for uploading the Code. The Code is still incomplete as we have decided to add a final part on "What To Do If You Survived a Gunfight?" We're looking for any input from any Philippine lawyer on the board and/or a LEO.

This is a very complicated matter since there is no nationwide emergency response infrastracture like "911" in the country. Another thing is the "KUYOG" mentality of our culture. If you got involved in a gunfight. In a place other than your hometown, it is most likely that you wouldn't know how to call the police, if ever they have telephone in their station. More often, first to arrive on the scene are barangay tanods who are most likely to be relatives of your opponent. They will be very angry and you would be lucky if another gunfight will not happen.

But before I go any further, I suggest we start another thread about the topic para hindi matabunan ang thread.

attyjpl
03-29-2005, 21:38
Originally posted by Alexii
Many thanks to ppts799 for uploading the Code. The Code is still incomplete as we have decided to add a final part on "What To Do If You Survived a Gunfight?" We're looking for any input from any Philippine lawyer on the board and/or a LEO.


i am currently preparing the draft of the final part of the code. i am trying to fit it into a one page document. will let the group or the mods know once i'm finished
:)

attyjpl
03-30-2005, 00:39
pareng alexii,

i already sent you my draft of "WHAT TO DO IF YOU SURVIVED A GUNFIGHT". please check your inbox.

attyjpl
03-30-2005, 20:10
fellow BOGs,

this is my humble contribution to the code. this is only a draft and, of course, subject to revision. :)


WHAT TO DO IF YOU SURVIVED A GUNFIGHT

1. Check if the person is dead. If yes, stay at the crime scene and cordon the place, if possible, to preserve the evidence (i.e., spent shells, blood spatters, fingerprints, footprints, etc.);

2. If the person is not yet dead, bring him/her to the nearest hospital or apply first aid. Also, bring yourself or your companions to the hospital to treat any sustained injuries (alexii's suggestion);

3. If the person is dead, do not leave the crime scene. Call a lawyer, 112, the nearest police station, a friend or a relative (in that order);

4. When the police comes, this is what they are supposed to do:

a) Knowing the “personality” of our police force, they will normally arrive at the crime scene with “blazing guns”, so to speak. Meaning, you will hear screeching patrol cars with sirens and guns pointed at you;

b) Be sure to holster (or better yet, drop it on the ground) your weapon and raise your hands in the air when the police arrives. You might find yourself being gunned down by cops with itchy-*****y trigger fingers;

c) Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) is to handcuff you and bring you to the police station. At this juncture, they MUST read your Miranda rights:

“You have the right to remain silent.”

“You have the right to an attorney.”

“If you cannot afford an attorney, the court will appoint one for you.”

“Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.”

d) After reading your Miranda rights, the police SHOULD ask you if you understand what they have just said. If you cannot understand English, they SHOULD read your rights in a language or dialect known to you;

e) When you arrive at the police station, SOP is to “book” you. Meaning, they must get your statement (your version of what transpired), get your fingerprints (“piano”) and take your photographs (left, right, front and back profiles), and put you inside the jail.

f) If you haven’t called your lawyer or anyone yet, the police must give you the right to make a phone call;

g) After all the procedures above, the police will now prepare the complaint against you and file it in the Prosecutor’s Office (fiscal). There are always Inquest Fiscals in every police station, even at night, specially for the purpose of crimes happening at night;

h) If the prosecutor finds probable cause to indict you for homicide, murder or physical injuries, he will file the case in court and recommend bail. Please take note that you can only post bail in homicide and physical injuries, NOT murder, because the latter is a capital offense. However, even if it is murder, if the evidence of your guilt is NOT strong, you can still post bail. The amount of bail will be determined by the fiscal;

i) If the crime you committed is bailable, post bail in the court where the case was filed. Bail may either be in cash, surety, property or recognizance.

j)What happens next? Do not worry. Your lawyer knows what to do.

mikey177
04-10-2005, 02:43
e) When you arrive at the police station, SOP is to ?book? you. Meaning, they must get your statement (your version of what transpired), get your fingerprints (?piano?) and take your photographs (left, right, front and back profiles), and put you inside the jail.

A few questions: Are you legally allowed to refrain from giving your statement until you are in the presence of your lawyer? Is it a good idea to wait for your lawyer to be at your side before saying anything?

If you decide to give a statement even without your lawyer present, would it be better to be brief and not too detailed at this point, given that you may still be in shock and some details of what transpired (time elapsed, number of shots fired, appearance and demeanor of the BG, etc) might be hazy to you? Is it a good idea to include in your statement that you were in immediate fear of your life because of the actions of the BG, and thus took the steps that you did in order to stop him? What are the minimum details that you should include in your statement when you give it?

P.S. It looks like a very good draft, attyjpl. I just wanted to ask the above clarifications. Thanks.

attyjpl
04-25-2005, 01:45
Originally posted by mikey177
A few questions: Are you legally allowed to refrain from giving your statement until you are in the presence of your lawyer? Is it a good idea to wait for your lawyer to be at your side before saying anything?

YES, hence the phrase "you have the RIGHT to remail silent". if you wish to give any statement, do so but at your own risk. also, do not give any statement voluntarily, even to reporters and media people. if you were forced to give your statement, everything you said cannot be used against you in court because that is what we call "the fruit of the poisonous tree."

If you decide to give a statement even without your lawyer present, would it be better to be brief and not too detailed at this point, given that you may still be in shock and some details of what transpired (time elapsed, number of shots fired, appearance and demeanor of the BG, etc) might be hazy to you? Is it a good idea to include in your statement that you were in immediate fear of your life because of the actions of the BG, and thus took the steps that you did in order to stop him? What are the minimum details that you should include in your statement when you give it?

well, if you have nothing to hide, by all means tell your story. but you know, the greatest weapon that you have against the police is SILENCE. more talk, more mistake. less talk, less mistake. no talk, no mistake. i will never suggest that you give any statement, no matter how brief it is. the bottomline is, LET YOUR LAWYER DO THE TALKING. its better to blame your lawyer than yourself.:)

vega
04-27-2005, 13:42
I didn't know that our Miranda is in English too. ;Q

vega

PMMA97
04-27-2005, 15:39
ARTICLE III
BILL OF RIGHTS

Section 12. (1) Any person under investigation for the commission of an offense shall have the right to be informed of his right to remain silent and to have competent and independent counsel preferably of his own choice. If the person cannot afford the services of counsel, he must be provided with one. These rights cannot be waived except in writing and in the presence of counsel.

PMMA97
04-27-2005, 15:41
Kung gayon po ay ipinababatid ko sa inyo ang inyong karapatan na kayo ay maaaring manatiling tahimik kung inyong nais, magbigay o tumangging magbigay ng inyong salaysay, maaari din na kayo ay sumangguni muna sa isang abogado kung nais ninyo at ang lahat po ng inyong sasabihin ay maaaring gamiting pabor o laban sa inyo sa anumang Hukuman dito sa ating kapuluan.

attyjpl
04-28-2005, 20:21
Originally posted by vega
I didn't know that our Miranda is in English too. ;Q

vega


well vega, we just copied the miranda doctrine from the U.S. so that's why its in english. :) but here, our policemen should always carry small cue cards in their pockets (just like in the U.S.) containing the english and tagalog version of the miranda rights so that when they apprehend civilians who have committed a crime, they will know what to say.

a client of mine was arrested for illegal gambling (tong-its) last year and he was not read his miranda rights by the arresting police. on trial, he told the court that he read the rights of my client when he apprehended him. i cross examined him and asked him to recite the miranda rights. funny thing, he stammered, stuttered and couldn't say the exact words!!

of course, as expected, my client was acquitted.;f

horge
11-16-2007, 02:21
floated per mikey177's request :)

mikey177
11-16-2007, 03:34
Thanks a lot, horge :thumbsup:

charlie-xray
11-16-2007, 05:20
This is great news, PROUD MEMBER OF BOGS.

ritchiemar22
01-09-2008, 02:27
I think we can start with your suggestions as well as those of Mikey177. Those are basic conducts of responsible gun owners. To add, may I suggest basic social conducts i.e. disallowing members from engaging in illegal activities (i.e. smuggling; kidnapping; drug trafficking etc. etc.?) Of course, none of us fit in this profile. But hey, if outsiders knows that ALL members refrain - to the extent of abhorring such illegal activities, BOG will be respected and deemed as socially responsible people. And isn't earning respect in the society as a group one of our main objectives? ;K

paano maging member, tnx...

mikey177
01-09-2008, 22:26
paano maging member, tnx...

Just keep on posting responsibly and showing up at the matches and get-togethers. Welcome to the forum :)