Letters to the Editor

ZOSO should have come long ago

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

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Dear Editor,

This should be Jamaica's mission statement for 2017: “We will do all we can to destroy the gun trade, and we will go the extra mile in finding out who are those that are running this gun trade.”

Let me ask these questions: Those wicked people who are behind the gun trade, how did they come into the world? Do they have families and children? How do they feel when they see so many people dying by the gun on a daily basis? Would they kill their own mother and father?

It's more than 20 years now since we have been hearing about this gun trade in Jamaica. It's more than 20 years since we have been hearing about illegal guns that are coming into the island. And it's also more than 20 years since the powers that be have made their promises that they will do their utmost in their fight again crime.

But what we are seeing now is that illegal guns and gunmen have multiplied. Gunmen and criminals are all over the place, all over the streets of Jamaica shooting down people like birds, even in broad daylight.

We have to wonder who is in charge of the country, the criminals or the Government?

Why is there such easy access to illegal guns? Why?

The zones of special operations programme should have come into effect long ago, from the first time we heard that 1,000 people had been murdered in a period of one year.

Donald J McKoy





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