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Shooters paying ‘fee’ to represent country

SHERRYLYN TOPPIN, [email protected]

Shooters paying ‘fee’ to represent country

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AS THE OFFICE of the Commissioner of Police tries to clamp down on the issuing of licences for firearms, one sports shooter is concerned they are being left out of the discussion.

Additionally, the requirement to pay fees when they go away to represent Barbados is insult to injury.

One shooter, who requested anonymity, told SUNSPORT while he understood gun crimes had escalated, it was not right to lump all guns in the same category.

“There are [no] crimes being committed – as far as I know – by any licensed gun holders. It is a knee-jerk reaction to what is going on in court,” he said, making reference to the case Garth Patterson had brought against the Commissioner of Police.

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.