King’s Counsel, Peter Champagnie, says he has no positive expectations from the two week gun amnesty.
The initiative was enacted through the Firearms (Prohibition, Restriction and Regulation) (Firearms Amnesty) order of 2022 and Resolution passed by Parliament.
The amnesty which started on November 5, ends this Sunday November 20.
The gun amnesty allows holders of illegal weapons a chance to turn them over to the authorities as they move to enforce the provisions of the revised firearm law.
Mr Champagnie says with the stronger penalties contained in the new firearms legislation, Police Investigators and prosecutors will be obligated to bring more solid evidence against accused persons.
He’s also reiterating his call for a standardised practise of DNA testing and ballistic evidence for such cases.
Peter Champagnie, Defence Attorney, speaking with Nationwide News.