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Police Offer Cash-for-Guns (Cayman Islands)

2 August 2011

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With just two firearms being turned in during the Royal Cayman Islands Police guns amnesty programme in July, officers have decided to extend the programme for another month.

This time around, they'll be offering cash to individuals who turn in their weapons…

RCIPS Superintendent Marlon Bodden said he was disappointed with the results of the July gun amnesty programme. Just one shotgun and one rifle were turned in to 
police, along with 144 rounds of ammo.

During a 2010 gun amnesty, 26 weapons were turned in along with 233 rounds of ammunition…

Superintendent Bodden was asked what would occur if someone brought in a gun during the amnesty programme that was later linked to a crime, such as Mr. Golding's shooting.

"Every firearm that is brought in, we do ballistic examinations on it," he said. "But that is not for the purpose of trying to see who handed in that particular gun. "We are obligated pre-[amnesty] or post-[amnesty] to investigate."

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