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Gun battle in court

Gun battle in court Commissioner of Police Darwin Dottin. (FP)

By Barry Alleyne | Fri, December 28, 2012 - 12:12 AM

Commissioner of Police Darwin Dottin is in the firing line of gun owners.

Two of them have filed an application for an injunction in the Supreme Court to be heard today, hoping to block the commissioner from continuing to force them to pay separate fees for multi-calibre weapons as part of their annual licence applications.

The owners are said to have wide backing, including from those who use their weapons competitively.

They are arguing that they should continue to pay a single fee for one firearm which can use different calibre barrels.

In addition, they are claiming Dottin has unilaterally altered the terms of their licences, contrary to the Firearms Act.

In essence, the new terms require all applicants to pay a separate fee for any individual barrels which can be attached to the same firearm.

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Posted by Bim Bum 1 year, 7 months ago
Technically, a gun is a BARREL.

If you are found with JUST A BARREL ONLY in your house that you shouldn't have possession of
you can be charged for possession of a gun.

Just sayin!!

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Posted by Stanley Clarence 1 year, 7 months ago
Question is - what constitutes a gun? Surely the barrel is a significant part of the whole assembly, but it cannot fire a shot without the rest of the mechanism. The frame of the gun is where the serial number is stamped, so in most people's opinion that is the gun, not just the barrel.
He needs to look for something more productive to occupy his time, like solving some crime.
This is just pure Bajan civil servant dictatorship.

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