I have considered the two following
headlines in your newspaper:
1. “Armed homeowner shoots
2. “Homeowner pistol-whipped by
In my view, the headline ‘Homeowner
pistol-whipped by burglars’ should have instead read: Unarmed homeowner pistol-whipped
In this colony, the goal of our
colonial masters to prevent law-abiding residents from legally owning firearms
and other devices is not in the best interest of public safety, because it
ensures that criminals have an advantage over the law-abiding residents. Clearly, law-abiding residents are at an
increased risk because criminals are armed with firearms, while many
law-abiding residents who wish to be armed with firearms are not.
The Commissioner of Police Mr.
David Baines should now discontinue his strategies that are aimed at reducing
legal firearm ownership. Those who use incremental disarmament of the Caymanian
people, through legislation and cultural bigotry against legal firearm
ownership, have become a serious threat to liberty (trial by jury) and personal
After speaking to and receiving
representations from an impressive number of people, the support for
self-defence, including by means of legal owned firearms is even greater than I
originally believed it to be. In my view, it is clearly a majority.
If the commissioner of police and
the attorney general want to send a good message to criminals, now is the time,
otherwise it has been clearly articulated to me that there will be an expression
of dissatisfaction from the general public like never before.
The public does not believe in any
right to be a victim.
Dennie Warren Jr.