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LONGER PRISON SENTENCES COMING FOR GUN-RELATED CRIMES IN JAMAICA!

Montague did not outline the changes to the Firearms Act being contemplated by the government, but warned criminal elements that the Government will get tougher.—

The National Security Minister Robert Montague says the Firearms Act will be amended this year to provide longer prison sentences for gun-related offences.

Jamaica recorded more than 1,300 murders last year and the police say 80 per cent of those killings involved the use of a firearm.

National Security Minister Robert Montague speaking this morning at the annual devotion of the police at the Commissioner’s Office.

As part of the changes to the Firearms Act, Montague says the government will direct the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) to implement measures to ensure that every licensed firearm holder accounts for the 50 rounds of ammunition he or she is allotted each year.

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National Security Minister Robert Montague speaking this morning at the annual devotion of the police at the Commissioner’s Office.

“We have 40,000 licensed firearm holders in this country, and each of them get 50 rounds per year, 50 times 40,000 that’s two million rounds. If 10 per cent get into the illegal hands that’s a dangerous … amount. If police have to account for every bullet that they have, the private firearm holder is going to be required to do the same,” Montague said.

He says this year, the government will also enact changes to the Bail Act and the Fingerprint acts.

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