The call comes from Trinidad and Tobago Police Service Social and Welfare Association President Michael Seales.
In an interview this morning, Seales said that persons who applied to own weapons legally may feel some disappointment if rejected, especially in light of the fact that they may be anxious to protect themselves.
However he noted that even the requests of some members of the police service have been denied.
He cautioned that anyone taking part in vigilante justice would be breaking the law.
He said that unfortunately it those who take the law into their own hands and obtain firearms illegally who are found out.