The police are again reminding legal gun owners not to leave their weapons in cars or in safes at home without adequate security, for prolonged periods of time.

They say the practice is dangerous and could result in licensees being charged for breaches of the Firearms Act.

The Director of Communications in the Jamaica Constabulary Force, JCF Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay says Jamaicans who are travelling should instead leave their guns with the Police or Firearm Authority.

She says gun-owners should not attempt to leave their guns at the nation’s airport.

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Superintendent Lindsay says gun-owners will not be able to use ignorance as an excuse if they lose their firearms due to negligence.

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She’s urging Jamaicans to comply with the protocol as authorities don’t want any more guns ending up in the hands of criminals.