The Government’s Firearms Bill was passed in Parliament on Monday night with Opposition support, which could see citizens being charged some hefty fines.
People held with illegal firearms will now be in for severe penalties, including jail sentences for the rest of one’s life.
The bill, passed in the Senate a few months ago, is part of Government’s “tools” to fight crime including murders.
It increases the penalties for illegal firearm possession.
For the first time also, the offence of trafficking in firearms is being introduced in T&T and the offence of prohibited weapons.