Firearm dealers have agreed not to use imagery to advertise their businesses.
This follows a meeting with Police Commissioner Gary Griffith, after a full page newspaper advertisement was printed showing a wide array of guns being sold by one company.
Speaking at a news briefing yesterday held by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, Commissioner Griffith said he was ‘alarmed’ to see such advertisements and called a meeting Wednesday.
Commissioner Griffith said while he understands the importance of citizens’ need for firearms, this must not be something that will reach a point where it can actually affect national security.
The Commissioner said currently, there are 11 firearm dealers and eight indoor and outdoor firearm ranges in Trinidad and Tobago.
Additionally, he said licensed firearm users will now be issued a Firearm User License card, which can be kept on the owners person and shown when required for verification purposes.