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Too many guns, says judge


Heather-Lynn Evanson

Too many guns, says judge

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A High Court judge has expressed amazement at the ability of offenders to find guns in a variety of places.

“Too many times, as in this case, the court hears the weapon was found. First of all, I do not understand why persons choose to pick up a firearm from the street when the average person knows the serious penalty for the possession of such a weapon,” Justice Wanda Blair said yesterday.

“Secondly, it appears to be much easier to find a gun than a dollar on the streets. This makes no sense to the court,” she added.

The judge was speaking as she fined Theodore Orlando Layne $5 000 for having a flare gun, which he said he found on a St James beach seven years ago. (HLE)

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