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CP: Don’t sell bullets to illegal gun owners
Published on: Thursday, July 17, 2003
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Kota Kinabalu: State Police Commissioner, Datuk Ramli Yusuff, on Wednesday warned shotgun owners and ammunition sellers not to sell bullets to ‘bakakuk’ and ‘ginsuk’ (home-made shotguns) owners.He said this was because there had been many cases of accidental shootings involving bakakuk and ginsuk owners while hunting.

“This year alone, we recorded about 10 cases of accidental shooting while hunting using the home-made shotguns with bullets obtained either from the licensed premises or legal shotgun holders,” he said after inspecting a firearms licence renewal exercise at the city police headquarters here.

“There have been cases where licensed shotgun owners had sold buck shots to the owners of illegal shotgun holders. They should realise that home-made shotguns have no security features and, therefore, are very dangerous.

“So I want to advise the licensed shotgun owners and premises licensed to sell ammunition not to ever sell them to the bakakuk and ginsuk owners. If arrested, their licences would be revoked.”

Towards this end, Ramli said there had been many cases of licensed shotgun owners having their licences revoked after police found them selling bullets to the illegal shotgun owners.

In another development, the police chief said about 10,000 shotgun licences and 152 firearms have been issued, thus far, to individuals across the State.

He reminded firearms holders to renew their licences before July 31.

Ramli said in Kota Kinabalu alone, half the licensed firearms holders have yet to renew their licences.

Among those who turned up to renew their firearms licences were Datuk Dr Maximus Ongkili, Datuk Raymond Tan and Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Haji Mulia.

Present at the press conference was City Deputy Police Chief, Supt Joseph Jolis Jikiun.



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