[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Guyana Police Force has revealed that for the first 30 days of the Gun Amnesty programme, 142 guns were surrendered to the police along with almost 2000 rounds of ammunition.
Police in a release on Thursday noted that stations across the country received 121 shotguns, 10 pistols, 7 air rifles, 3 revolvers and 1 AK-47.
On Wednesday, the Public Security Ministry officially extended the Gun Amnesty period by 14 days urging that persons that still have unlicensed firearms hand them in.
Speaking on the subject recently, Vice President and Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan declared that the programme was a big success.
“Had we not had this thing it would have been zero and zero, it is now 1500 plus and 100,” said he stated.
“We have seen in the last couple of days, more than 50% of guns have come in as against the three previous weeks so I think there is public out there that understands the implications of not bringing it in,” said the Vice President.