Churches helps with gun amnesty

Seventh
Day Adventist pastors are stepping up to the plate to help rid the Cayman
Islands of illegal and unwanted guns as part of gun amnesty.

The
Royal Cayman Islands Police Service began gun amnesty on 10 May and the programme
concludes on 10 June.

Pastors
have also volunteered to work with RCIPS Area Commanders throughout the Cayman Islands
to tell their congregations and communities how they can help cut gun crime in
Cayman by taking part in the last few days of the amnesty.

“We
are delighted to welcome the Seventh-day Adventist Church as a key partner in
the gun amnesty,” said Detective Superintendent Marlon Bodden. “While we have
always made it clear that the main drop off locations for surrendering guns and
ammunition are the four main police stations on the Islands, we want people to
feel that they have choices. We have urged them to contact teachers, pastors,
doctors, in fact anyone they trust to ask their help in surrendering the guns.

Police
officers have been working with the Pastors to ensure that the health and
safety issues associated with handling firearms have been addressed.

Anyone
requiring additional information should call the central office at 949-2647 or
949-8167 and ask to speak with a pastor.The amnesty operates seven days a week
from 7am until 7pm.

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