The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) are warning firearm holders to desist from the illegal practice of using their weapons to perform gun salutes.
This practise is particularly prevalent during the festive season and, over the years, have resulted in several persons either killed or injured by persons who engaged in this illegal activity.
The JCF will be vigilant in the prevention and investigation of any such reported cases and will fully support the FLA where licensed firearm holders are found to be in breach. Such firearm holders will be prosecuted for breaches of the Firearms Act if the weapon was used illegally.
Meanwhile, CEO of the FLA Shane Dalling, insists that the Authority will be taking a tough stance against licensed firearm holders who engage in such irresponsible and reckless activity.
“Where the police and FLA investigators have proven that the breaches were committed, those licences will be revoked,”