Sunday, April 3, 2011

Dominica bans sale of imitation firearms

1964 Mattell "Agent Zero" toy capgun
Dominica has banned toy guns under new legislation that National Security Minister Charles Savarin said had become a matter of grave concern due to their 'realistic' appearance...his government is issuing a warning that those found guilty under the new act will face the full force of the law. The new legislation also provides for stiffer penalties for firearm related offenses including illegal possession and importation of firearms. Persons convicted under the Act, could face up to 20 years in jail and fines as high as EC$15,000 (US $5,555). It also provides for a maximum of 15 years for using a firearm to threaten or assault public officers in the execution of their duties.
The legislation also prohibits the discharge of firearm within 50 yards of any road and less than 50 yards from any house...
----Full report at Jamaica Observer-----
Where real firearms are banned from the people, fake firearms are likely to be banned also. Jailing someone for simple possession of said object is totally asinine. The irrational fear of inanimate objects, rather than the evil that some people do, persists among agenda driven, malicious fools ...(S9)

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