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, while 75-year-old security guard Hugh Paul, called ‘Bonny’, was also shot at close range below the chest. Both civilians had gaping wounds.Kaieteur News was told that Constable 18053 Sherwayne Pantlitz’s body bore shotgun pellets near one of his eyes, while his colleague, Lance Corporal 20293 Michael Forde, was shot at the side of the head.The wounds the two policemen received indicated that they were shot from a distance.Dispelling some suggestions that the gunman took his own life, the source said that Kanhai’s body bore a wound to the head that appeared to have been inflicted by an assault weapon.Police said that apart from the shotgun they recovered from the dead Kanhai, a .32 and a .22 pistol were also found after the shootout.Although, Kanhai was said to be a licensed firearm holder, it is not clear he was licensed to own and use all the weapons that the police recovered at his premises.One police source said that as far as he knows, a person can legally have a shotgun and a small arm at the same time.“However, based on influence and connections, a man can be licensed to carry two small arms at the same time. I know of people carrying two small arms at the same time,Cheap NFL Jerseys
,” the source said.There are reports that Kanhai frequently discharged rounds indiscriminately, for no real reason in the vicinity of his home. But senior police officials say they had no report of such.The only report they have however was when Kanhai shot himself with an unlicensed .357 magnum handgun back in 2010.On that occasion he claimed it was an accident although the popular suggestion was that he attempted suicide.Even then the police did not charge him for the illegal possession of the weapon that was recovered, nor was he charged with attempted suicide.Strangely enough, he was subsequently granted permission to carry a firearm.“He really had to have connections with somebody high up. What should have disqualified him was the fact that he had previously shot himself with an unlicensed .357 magnum,” the police source said.There are rumours that firearm licences can be bought and fingers have been pointed at a former senior officer who was in a position to facilitate it.Meanwhile,Wholesale Jerseys
, the Ministry of Home Affairs has noted with utter disgust the comments made by Opposition Leader David Granger, recently, on the unfortunate shooting incident.According to the Ministry in a press statement, that A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) would seek to blame the Home Affairs Ministry for the incident is both nonsensical and shameless.The partnership had strongly condemned the “recent incidence of violence and restated its position that the safety and security of citizens under the current leadership of the Minster of Home Affairs is severely compromised.The party also condemned the Ministry of Home Affairs for its lax policy on gun ownership and control.“Leader of the Opposition, Brigadier David Granger, referring to the Middle Street massacre on November 13, stated that a big part of the problem was the rampant gun running; lax attitude to gun licensing by the Ministry of Home Affairs; and weak law enforcement by the Guyana Police Force,Cheap NFL Jerseys Supply
,” the APNU statement said.But the Ministry said it rejects in its totality such a brazen attempt to disparage its image and its efforts to execute its lawful mandate.“The claims of ‘rampant gun running’, ‘lax attitude to gun licensing by the Ministry of Home Affairs’ and ‘weak law enforcement by the Guyana Police Force’ are but a clear demonstration of the level of Mr. Granger’s ignorance of the work of the Ministry, and its achievements in the security sector,” the Ministry responded.The Ministry defended itself by pointing out that in respect of firearms licensing, it implemented the recommendation of the Disciplined Forces Commission, of which the now Opposition Leader himself was a member.“A Firearms Licensing Approval Board was established in April 2010,cheap nfl jerseys
, by way of Regulations under the Firearms Act (Cap 16:05).? This Board is actively considering recommendations made by the Police for persons to be licenced.?