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Jamaica: Some Cops Denied Gun Permits For Spousal Abuse – FLA

Allegations of domestic violence are among the main reasons cops are being denied permits for private firearms, the regulatory agency has revealed.

The Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) disclosed that in other cases, cops are denied permits because they are either on probation or still in training.

“The application process examines a spectrum of circumstances to include home inspections and criminal records and assesses the risks associated with each individual’s need for a private firearm,” the FLA said on Tuesday.

“Therefore, the applicant’s profession is not the sole deciding factor. Persons who apply to the FLA are applying on a personal basis and are not granted firearm licences for business/work purposes.”

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