Gun Amnesty ends, 186 guns surrendered

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Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan (left), Crime Chief Wendell Blanum and Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo. [iNews' Photo]

 

Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan (left), Crime Chief Wendell Blanum and Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo. [iNews' Photo]
Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan (left), Crime Chief Wendell Blanum and Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Gun Amnesty Programme launched by the Ministry of Public Security has netted a total of 186 unlicensed firearms over a 44 day period.

The Programme launched by the Ministry on September 1, commenced with much doubt from certain sectors however as the weeks went by, the number of weapons and ammo being surrendered increase.

The police on Saturday released the final statistics of weapons and ammunition surrendered during the period.

See below for final tally:

‘A’ Division (Georgetown/East Bank Demerara)

 

1,192 rounds 7.62×39 ammunition.

Five (5) .22 pistols and three (3) magazines along with 88 rounds .22 ammunition.

Five (5) shotguns with forty nine (49) cartridges.

One (1) 9 mm Luger pistol with thirty eight (38) 9mm. rounds.

Four (4) .32 pistols along with one (1) magazine and 347 matching rounds.

Five (5) air rifles

One (1) .22 revolver

Four (4) .38 revolvers and 126 matching rounds

One (1) .357 revolver

One .32 revolver with seven (7) .32 rounds

Fifty one (51) rounds .25 ammunition

 

‘B’ Division (Berbice)

 

One (1) .32 pistol with ten (10) .32 rounds

One (1) 16 gauge shotgun with ten (10) cartridges

Four (4) 9mm. rounds

 

‘C’ Division (East Coast Demerara)

 

Two (2) air rifles

One (1) .32 revolver with five (5) .32 rounds

Three (3) 9mm spent shells

 

‘D’ Division (West Demerara/East Bank Essequibo)

 

Two (2) air rifles

One (1) .32 revolver

One (1) 9mm magazine.

Three (3) 16 gauge shotgun cartridges.

Three (3) 20 gauge shotgun cartridges.

Thirty one (31) .30 cartridges

 

 ‘E’ Division (Linden/Kwakwani)

 

One (1) air rifle

One (1) improvised shotgun

Two (2) shotguns

 

 ‘F’ Division (Interior Locations)

 

One hundred and forty four (144) shotguns

One (1) AK 47 rifle

One (1) 9mm. pistol

One (1) .32 pistol

Seven (7) cartridges

Eighteen (18) .32 rounds

Ten (10) 7.62×39 rounds

Four (4) 9mm. rounds

 

 

Summary (Firearms)

 

Shotguns-                    153

Pistols-                          13

Air rifles-                      10

Revolvers-                      9

Rifle (AK 47) –               1

 

Total:                          186

3 COMMENTS

  1. It profoundly foolish to end the amnesty now. What is the next effective step? This amnesty has worked……..why stop. Maybe the Gov’ t has a better plan to curb this runaway gun crime ! Lets see it quickly…..A good follow up might be to review all gun licences issued over the past twenty years . This will certainly net far more than the amnesty.

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