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Time to Get Guns Under Control

BVI Beacon (British Virgin Islands), Editorial

23 March 2011

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The recent spate of shootings and armed robberies underscores the need for the Virgin Islands to take serious measures to combat gun crime…

Some residents have suggested routinely arming police officers here. We believe this step should be avoided if at all possible. It surely would motivate criminals to obtain larger weapons — and they already have high-powered assault rifles, such as the AK-47 that was confiscated recently.

Still, the territory could consider expanding the elite police task force whose officers carry guns. This undertaking, of course, would require the addition of more specially trained officers…

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