Police probing rental of guns by security companies

first_imgOne day after Government disclosed the receipt of information about a “potential domestic security threat” and launched a joint service operation, Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud has disclosed that the Police Force is looking into allegations of certain security companies renting licensed firearms to individuals not authorised to carry weapons.Police Commissioner Seelall PersaudIn a video released by the Ministry of the Presidency, Persaud explained that certain security services that are inherent to business entities are being used for unlawful purposes.“Right now, we have a murder investigation going on and one of the lines of enquiry is that a licensed firearm holder, (who) has a number of firearms for a security company, is renting those guns to persons who are not licensed and who are not authorised to carry them. And one such incident resulted in the death of a person – a murder – that we are investigating,” Persaud stated.According to the Commissioner, the Police have been hearing about this unlawful practice in many other cases. He noted too that the Police Commissioner has the authority under the Private Security Act to conduct audits at the entities in light of such allegations.However, the Top Cop recognised that more resources will be needed so that Police can conduct these audits more frequently and spontaneously to obtain evidence of what is happening.This issue of gun rentals was raised last week by President David Granger, who said on “The Public Interest” programme earlier this month that private licensed firearm holders are renting their weapons to criminals.To this end, the Head of State posited that he would like to have firearms be taken out of the hands of private citizens, noting that only law enforcement should be carrying weapons.“We would like to see fewer weapons in the hands of private citizens. It is my personal view that weapons should be used by law enforcement agencies… We have heard stories now where legitimate firearm licences holders who rent their weapons out to criminals who will go rob somebody and maybe give them a part of the booty,” the President said just over a week ago.The President came in for much criticism over this statement, with many saying that licensed firearm holders use their weapons to protect themselves, families and businesses.In fact, one day prior to the President making the comment, a miner shot and killed a bandit, Elijah De Florimonte, 20, who along with another, attempted to break into his 5th Avenue, Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara, house.According to reports about 02:15h on November 2, a 38-year-old miner was awoken by loud noises in the lower flat of his house and upon investigating saw two males, one armed with a handgun, attempting to gain entry via a southern door.He raised an alarm and during this process, discharged his licensed firearm at the bandits, hitting one of them, whilst his accomplice who was also armed managed to scale the fenced yard and escape.last_img read more

GAA NEWS – KILCAR CLUB NOTES

first_imgSeniorsThe seniors had a great victory in St Michaels at the weekend with a score line of 1-10 to 1-09.The reserve team had no game.Next week fixture is away to Gaoth Dobhair on Sunday ,this is a star game.Ladies The ladies had no game this week.UnderageU-14’s are home to Dungloe on Monday at 7.30.Donegal v Tyrone Tickets.The club is taking individual adult names only for tickets from club members now.Contact Fiona Mc Ginley,Denise Mc Sweeney or Glenda Dolan before May 19th.No orders after that. Membership:Club Donegal Card,(This card entitles you into all adult club Championship and League games, plus a Donegal club Jacket) Limited amount of cards, Price €150. Contact any Club Officer.Referee’s Course on June 8th ,contact Michael Mc Shane.BingoWinners were Carmel Mc Ginley,Annmarie Campbell,Tom Campbell,Rita Doherty,Breege Mc Devitt,Tracy Byrne,Margaret Mc Guinness. Bingo jackpot next week is €2,850. LottoThere was no winner of the lotto jackpot.Numbers were 1,5,9,27, and the lotto plus numbers were 2,15,22,30.Consolation prizes went to Carmel Carr,Declan Carr and Cara Boyle .Jackpot next week is €2,500GAA NEWS – KILCAR CLUB NOTES was last modified: May 13th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Kilcar GAA club noteslast_img read more

Fischer Finishes 50th At NCAA Cross Country Championship

first_imgTERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Drake University senior Reed Fischer (Minnetonka, Minn.) completed his remarkable cross country season with a 50th place finish at the NCAA Championships on Nov. 19 in Terre Haute, Ind. Fischer, the reigning Missouri Valley Conference champion, completed the challenging 10-kilometer course in 30:33.4. The 251-runner field faced cool conditions and steady 20 mph winds with gusts of 40 mph. “This caps a fantastic fall season and I know he’s already looking forward to leaving his mark on the upcoming track season,” Hostager added. “He beat some very talented runners and All-Americans who had beaten him earlier in the year.” With the conclusion of the cross country season, Fischer will turn his attention to the indoor track season set to begin in early December for members of the Drake track and field teams. Print Friendly Versioncenter_img Saturday’s NCAA Championship performance comes just eight days after Fischer finished seventh in his first 10k of the season at the NCAA Midwest Regional. Prior to that, he became the 13th Drake Bulldog to win the MVC Championship. Additionally, Fischer was named the MVC Elite 18 Award winner and has been recognized as the MVC Cross Country Athlete of the Week three times this season and the MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week twice. “Reed ran a fantastic race, he got stuck near the back at the start, but didn’t lose faith and moved up well throughout the race,” said Drake head coach Dan Hostager. “While he’s disappointed in just missing out on All-America honors, a top-50 finish in this deep field is truly amazing. Most years, his time would have been in the top-20 which is a testament to how deep and talented the field was this year.”last_img read more