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Shoot down call to disarm society

Published:Tuesday | March 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

I suppose that Gordon Robinson wrote his Sunday Gleaner column of March 4, 2018, 'Gunning for disaster', to incite controversy and maybe to garner an uptick in the ratings of his otherwise boring article. One has to wonder if he lives in Jamaica or writes from some obscure, tropical, utopian paradise.

For him to believe that disarming the society will solve the crime problem, he should get professional help.

The societies that he quoted that had been disarmed never had the crime problem that Jamaica has. When I travelled to a country like Cuba, I didn't have to worry about carrying a firearm to protect myself. However, travelling to the USA is a different matter, not to mention Jamaica.

It's a case of demand and supply, Mr Robinson. When we can supply the country with peace of mind because of a low crime rate, then there will be less demand from our citizens for guns to protect themselves.

When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.

ANTHONY FOSTER

anthonyfos@yahoo.com