MINISTER HINDS MUST STATE WHETHER THESE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUL LICENSES ARE FROM HIM, AND FACE THE NECESSARY CONSEQUENCES
Video evidence appears to contradict Fitzgerald Hinds’ vehement declarations before a Joint Select Committee meeting yesterday, 9 November 2022, that he has never made any recommendation for any citizen to get a Firearms User License from the Commissioner of Police.
If those pictures are indeed the texts of Minsiter Fitzgerald Hinds, then he has committed a very serious Parliamentary offence.
Our system of democracy cannot survive if the Government lies under oath and/or to our Parliament. Good governance demands truthfulness, and Fitzgerald Hinds appears to have told the most brazen, deliberate lie.
What makes it worse is the hypocrisy and duplicitousness, as he aggressively attacks private citizens who attempt to acquire FULs to defend themselves and their families, and seeks to remove their present rights.
The Opposition United National Congress demands that Fitzgerald Hinds clear the air on this matter immediately, and is made to face the full penalties for his lying, if that is what indeed occurred.
The Opposition will take all possible steps to ensure that the truth is ascertained, and defend citizens’ rights to protect themselves and their families.
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Dr. Kirk Meighoo
Public Relations Officer
United National Congress