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BOTH the pro-and antigun lobbies conceded on Tuesday that the existing Firearms Control Act was not being effectively implemented and that there was no clear idea where the huge pool of illegal guns is coming from.This emerged at the National Firearms Summit being held in Parliament where there was general agreement that the country is awash with illegal guns.The summit comes as changes to the Firearms Control Act have been published for public comment, with suggestions that the fundamentals of the act be put in place before more legislation is enacted.Parliament’s police committee, which is co-sponsoring the summit with the civilian police secretariat, was also told the focus should be on crime control and not gun control.Attorney representing the private security industry Martin Hood said better policing reduced crime, and not harsher gun laws.The gun owner should be licensed and not the gun, which should rather be registered.Mr Hood was concerned about the unequal application of ...
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