There are concerns that more licensed firearm holders will refuse to turn in their weapons when requested.

This, after businessman Patrick Powell, who was recently acquitted of the murder of 17-year-old Khajeel Mais, refused to hand over his weapon to the police on arrest.

According to the police, Mr. Powell said he refused on the advice of his attorney.

Deputy Commissioner of Police, Glenmore Hinds, says it’s the first time this has happened.

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Despite the concerns that others may follow suit, DCP Hinds says he believes Jamaicans will do the right thing.

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Deputy Commissioner of Police, Glenmore Hinds, was speaking with Dennis Brooks and Kalilah Reynolds on Nationwide This Morning.