NTA Backs UNC Promise To Support Acquisition Of Legal Firearms For Law Enforcement Officials

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NTA Backs UNC Promise To Support Acquisition Of Legal Firearms For Law Enforcement Officials

The National Transformation Alliance is endorsing comments made by the Political Leader of the United National Congress, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, promising to support the acquisition of legal firearms for law enforcement officials.

It says she made this call not only at a recent public meeting but also over a year ago in another forum.

NTA says it Political Leader, Gary Griffith, made a similar call at a  public meeting in Port of Spain just over a month ago.

It says this is consistent with Griffith’s actions when he was Commissioner of Police from 2018-2021, where some 3000 FULs were acquired by past and present members of the Protective Services, once they met the stringent criteria set by Griffith and had no criminal or disciplinary charges against them.

NTA claims Griffith ensured every FUL acquired by the civilian population, about 0.3%, was matched with legal firearms for Police, Prison, and Defence Force personnel, among others adding this was due to his respect for those who risk their lives, and the lives of their loved ones, daily, and who needed support after working hours when they might be most vulnerable to criminals.