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Owners firing back

Owners firing back Commissioner of Police Darwin Dottin. (FP)

By Barry Alleyne | Sun, December 30, 2012 - 12:06 AM

The lawsuit by gun owners against Commissioner of Police Darwin Dottin just got bigger.

Licensed owners of firearms have now pooled together to file a class action lawsuit against the country’s top cop in an effort to prevent him from forcing them to pay a separate fee for additional barrels which they use during shooting competitions.

President of the Barbados Rifle and Pistol Federation, Antonio “Boo” Rudder, has also joined the legal suit.

Hearing of the initial injunction, filed last week by just two firearm owners – Gladstone Carrington and Robert Ross – was adjourned in the No. 12 Supreme Court last Friday because the Solicitor General’s office was not in a position to proceed with the matter.

It is now set to be heard by Justice Jacqueline Cornelius on Thursday at 10 a.m. The injunction seeks to prevent Dottin from forcing gun owners to pay $200 per barrel for their special conversion firearms.

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Posted by Stanley Clarence 1 year, 10 months ago
If the commissioner was allowed to charge $200.00 per barrel, how much money would this mean in the overall scheme of things? $5,000.00 maybe? For heavens sake man, forget this rubbish and concentrate on getting this country free of burglars and opportunistic crime.
That would help the country much more.

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Posted by Chris Wright 1 year, 10 months ago
This is like asking a car owner to pay road taxes for the spare tire on his car. Next it will be a charge for an additional magazine clip. C'mon what, next a charge on each bullet where will it end?

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Posted by nesta marley 1 year, 10 months ago
@chris... if a person is found with a gun and/bullets. there are separate charges, that should answer one of your questions, whats good for the goose should be good for the gander,

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