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As the opposition calls for citizens to have access to legal firearms, a criminologist says no

As the opposition calls for citizens to have access to legal firearms, a criminologist says no

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Opposition Leader, Mrs. Kamla Persad Bissessar

The opposition yesterday called for systems to be put in place for law abiding citizens of this country to be able to acquire gun licenses, in a swifter fashion.

Opposition Leader, Mrs. Kamla Persad Bissessar, speaking during a media conference at her Charles Street, Port of Spain office, said the legal procedures that would allow for this, must be streamlined, to favor law abiding citizens.

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Criminologist, Dr. Randy Seepersad

In an immediate response to this call, one criminologist says Trinidad and Tobago as a society is not ready for relaxed gun laws and firearm accessibility by all citizens. Dr. Randy Seepersad spoke with News Power Now after Opposition Leader, Kamla Persad Bissessar yesterday called for all citizens to have easier accessibility to legal firearms. Her call comes amid a murder toll that has surpassed 50 for the year thus far.

Meanwhile, Mr. Seepersad correlated this country’s illiteracy levels to the crime situation but noted that the country’s population must be educated in a more holistic manner.

Criminologist Dr. Randy Seepersad

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