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Gun Licence Rush

Confusion over new renewal process

Jamaica Observer

4 April 2006

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[T]he civilian-run Central Firearm Licensing Authority (CFLA)… has been given the power to grant firearm licences and permits as of April 1, 2006…

There are over 27,000 private citizens holding firearm users' licences while another 38,000 are held by private security companies, which include 5,000 employee user permits and 3,000 special permits, according to communications director at the national security ministry, Neville Graham …

The authority's takeover comes in the wake of allegations over the years of corruption involving police personnel in the granting of firearm licences and permits, with 'shady characters' being allowed to carry legal guns.

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