'Pull your gun at your own peril' ... Montague warns gun owners

April 26, 2017
Montague

National security minister Robert Montague has issued a stern warning to firearm holders who pull their weapons at entertainment events.

"There has been an increasing and worrying trend of private gun owners brandishing their weapons in public spaces, especially at entertainment events," the minister said. 

"Pull it at your own peril, and pray to God that you don't shoot or assault any innocent persons. No matter who you are, who you are related to, where you work, it (the license) will be revoked," Montague added.

The minister, speaking during the Sectoral Debate in parliament, made reference to the fact that there were at least two instances where licensed firearm holders pulled their weapons during carnival events on Sunday.



Zachary Reid ... has been charged with illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition as well as assault.

In one of those instances, Zachary Reid, 29, a St Andrew businessman, was captured on video Sunday night pointing his licensed firearm at several motorists along West Kings House Road in St Andrew.

He has been charged with illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition as well as assault.

Following an interview in the presence of his attorney Tom Tavares-Finson, Reid was slapped with three additional charges of failure to handover firearm for inspection, assault at common law and illegal possession of firearm and ammunition.