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Home-made guns just as deadly, Bunting!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

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Dear Editor,

The Government had a parliamentary session on September 12, 2017 and Prime Minister Andrew Holness gave an update on the zones of special operations (ZOSO). The prime minister advised that there were a total of five illegal guns found, which included two hand-made guns.

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

You know the old Jamaica saying, “Bud fly too fast, pass him nest.” Meaning: Don't be too hasty in your actions as you might end up missing your goal. This is exactly what happened to Bunting, when he attempted to rubbish the authenticity of these home-made 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 slain 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 and their attack dogs are trying their best to do everything to discredit and undermine the governing Jamaica Labour Party's efforts to break the back of this crime monster.

Bunting had no great success as a minister of national security when his People National Party formed the last Government, so one cannot help but see the envy. 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 any fruits. 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.

Patrick Callum





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