Guns, guns and more guns… Welcome to the new Barbados

Barbados Murder Gun Revolver 3

We’ve seen it bad before, but never this bad.

We’ve had shootings before, but never so many and never have we seen so many young people so casually willing to murder others. Or try to.

Folks shooting each other in the legs like that makes it okay. Guess these little wild animals never heard of the femoral artery – one little poke an a person bleeds out in two minutes if nothing is done. And considering how long it takes to get an ambulance to respond anywhere on this rock, my advice is to do everything you can to get the shooting victim to the Queen Elizabeth right away.

Way things are going, before they are taught to read the children should be taught to duck and cover, and after the shooting ends to apply pressure to the wound. Way things are going, learning how to apply a tourniquet early on is far more valuable than the three Rs… reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmatic.

What the hell is happening ’bout hey?

debajan has some thoughts…

I Gun Talk Straight!

ENOUGH. Let me start again. TOO MUCH!

The gun situation or more precisely the shooting situation is horrendous. When submachine guns turn up in Nelson Street, it gives deeper meaning to the term gung ho.

What is the seeming fascination with guns? A feeling of power? Needed for protection? Status symbol? Bloodlust? Imagine all of these in a single person. Whatever the reasons, recent history has brought even the loudest advocates of privacy, and individual rights to the point of volunteering to surrender some rights and be willing to submit to random stop and search in order to tackle the gun problem.

Quite frankly, I don’t care whether gun amnesty only nets a small fraction of illegal weapons. Try it. If increased police patrols only detect a small amount of crime, do them. If police are short of vans, have more foot, bike and segway patrols. Any and all of this would do more than having a station full of desk jockeys telling callers “We have no vehicle” or “The car has gone to a more serious matter” or “There are several reports ahead of yours” when the gunman who just broke into your home can still be seen halfway down your lane.

The criminals are bolder and more aggressive. They are also often more stupid. For a start, in believing that they are going to get away with their crimes. So we, the citizenry, have to be smarter – in the way we prevent, detect, report, prosecute and punish crime. Our response has to be that we will not let up. What are we going to do?

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2 responses to “Guns, guns and more guns… Welcome to the new Barbados

  1. Violet C Beckles

    Guns are needed in Barbados to remove the crooks in Government that the police hiding , They are the true crooks of Barbados, 1215 King John Magna Carta to 2015 , 800 years of law fought for must be fought again .

    No law no order only Order as Lodge took over Barbados acting in their own behalf and no law show up, There will come a Boiling point , Let hope the guns are pointed at the guilty only , When there are guns there will come a time when they will be used,

    Happy Hunting

  2. johnjickum

    Guns and ammunition in the Caribbean… and particularly in Barbados…are, for the most part, brought in from the USA where they are manufactured. Until Caricom presents a united front and lobbies the US government for meaningful “gun control legislation”, ( similar to restrictions imposed upon the tobacco industry),the problem of
    “Guns ,guns and more guns…” will persist and only worsen in the Caribbean.