Control the use of guns

Letters, Normal

The National, Thursday October 31st, 2013

 THE call by civil society to control the use of high-powered guns by police has now become dormant and obsolete. 

We see policemen still carrying high-powered rifles and run to where betel nuts and street vendors are and point at them and even cocking the gun in front of the public. 

I am lost for words to ascertain the logic behind these acts. 

Are betel nuts and street sellers dangerous and high profile criminals? 

Professional policemen do not carry guns and run around on the streets chasing street vendors. 

They must conduct themselves to a required standard and treat criminals and crime on their merits.

I think it is time to control the use of guns by police.

Restrict weapons use rather allowing them for daily duties.



Port Moresby