I am relative newbie when it comes to guns, got my first one last July together with PTC and all pertinent papers. For 3.5 months or so I have never encountered a problem, until last night that is. I was coming home from a friend's bday party around 1am when I was stopped by a checkpoint. The cop saw the duffle bag beneath the front passenger seat. Since I had all relevent papers with me I decided to just be honest and tell them I had a gun instead of them forcing me to open it. Well it turns out my PTC was a fake pala. This was my first being in such a situation so I was nervous as hell. They wanted me to go to the precinct with them, and I have heard of several horror stories about what goes on in the precincts so I did my best not to go. That was to no avail, I called a friend of mine who was a Major in the police force of a different city, he talked to them pero ayaw parin makisama. In the end he just requested that they treat me well nalang, wag pa media, wag muna file ng report, while he makes his way to the precinct. I also called up a friend of mine who had good connections in that city, good thing he came to my aid. The cops were asking for 50k, since such an amount was impossible for me that time, we were able to negotiate it down to 25k, but that is still a lot of money. But it was a better offer since during the start most of them were just itching to throw me in jail. If that happened I would have spent 3 days in jail since Sunday, Monday, Tuesday are all non working days, so no possiblity for bail. Both my friends urged me to accept the offer, since normally it would take at least 50-100k of grease money. So from 1am to 4am I was in the company of cops who continued to threaten me, I don't know what would have happened if it weren't for both of my friends. The police Major came when the deal was done already, he just escorted me home, since he was the one who referred me to the person who did all my papers, sabi niya he'll just fix things nalang. For me I am just dismayed at what happened. I paid a lot of money for a phoney document, and frankly what happened last night was a bit traumatic. I just want a form of self defense during these tourblesome times, I was never prepared for all the BS that would accompany having that privelege. Sorry for the rant, I'm just coming to terms with it all.