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The police need to find the guns quickly

Published:Tuesday | February 19, 2019 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

Who must we turn to for protection? Can we, the people of Jamaica, depend and rely on the State to protect us in the face of decades of violent crime?It seems that the prime minister of Jamaica, the leader of the Opposition, the minister of national security and the commissioner of police do not know the necessary steps to take to save our lives from gunmen and criminals.

Guns are not made in Jamaica, so I find it very strange seeing so many people dying by the gun, by the hands of so many gunmen, when our authorities have the powers to curtail the onslaught.The only thing that man cannot do is create a living being. I firmly believe that the powers that be have the power and the necessary equipment to conquer the gun trade and the gunrunners in Jamaica. All they need to do is to find the guns, and they need to find them quickly, too.Technology, surveillance cameras, trained dogs, telephone calls, etc., are some of the tools that we can use to capture the monsters of crime – headed by our national security.Why do so many people continue to die by the gun in Jamaica when we have our national security to protect us from the gun pests?

DONALD J. MCKOY

donaldmckoy876@gmail.com