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ONLINE READERS COMMENT: 'One pop' homemade guns are very deadly, Mr Bunting

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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Dear Editor:

The Government had a parliamentary session yesterday where Prime Minister Andrew Holness gave an update on the zone of special operations (ZOSO).

The prime minister advised that there were a total of five illegal guns, which included two homemade guns.

The spokesperson on national security, Peter Bunting, then opined that the homemade guns discovered during a search in the ZOSO area in Mount Salem, St James are “play-play” guns.

There is an old Jamaican saying: “Bud fly too fast and pass him ness”, meaning: don't be too hasty in your actions as you might end up missing your goal. This is exactly what happened to Mr Bunting, when he attempted to rubbish the authenticity of these homemade guns that are known in Jamaica as “one pop” guns.

To score political points, Bunting is basically saying these are imitation guns and incapable of firing. As a former minister of national security, he is well aware of the deadly consequences of these so called “one pop” guns that have slayed scores of people over many years in our nation.

In response to Bunting's comment, Prime Minister Holness sarcastically stated “I will ask the members of the security forces to have a demonstration of the fake guns on you.”

The Opposition People's National Party are trying their best to discredit and undermine the efforts of the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) to break the back of this crime monster.

Mr Bunting was impotent as a minister of national security when his People National Party (PNP) made up the last government. He had no solutions and he eventually tossed up his hands in defeat and begged the good lord for his divine intervention, which didn't bear fruit. Now he is in opposition and he has all the solutions in the world.

Bunting, the people of Jamaica just want you to stop opposing just for opposing sake and find something useful to fight about, like asking God why the divine intervention you begged for didn't work for you.

Sincerely,

Patrick Callum

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