St. Kitts – Nevis To Sign Agreement For Tracing Firearms

Illegal Firearms

ETRACE Will Aid In Tracing Illegal Firearms

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
March 30, 2009 (CUOPM)

St. Kitts and Nevis will be among 10 Caribbean countries which will sign an agreement with the United States to make the tracing of illegal weapons easier.

Commisioner of Police, Mr. Austin Williams will sign the Memorandum of Understanding on behalf of St. Kitts and Nevis with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to provide for the electronic tracing of illicit firearms under a system called eTRACE.

The signing is part of an ongoing effort to combat firearms trafficking in the region consistent with the joint December 2007 CARICOM-U.S. Initiative on Combating the Illicit Trafficking in Small Arms and Light Weapons and Ammunition.

Other signatories to the agreement are Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Aruba, Curacao and Anguilla.

4 thoughts on “St. Kitts – Nevis To Sign Agreement For Tracing Firearms”

  1. So, if the initiative started in December 2007, it took TWO YEARS to sign an agreement? And, how are they going to trace unregistered firearms? Does SKN even have laws where citizens have to register their firearms? What happens when a firearm is stolen – what good is eTRACE then? I have to agree with Bounty Hunter – BAN GUNS IN THE FEDERATION and impose stiff consequences for those who break the law!

  2. What a joke, that won’t solve anything. Just ban the guns outright, and hang anybody who violates the ban. We already hang people anyway LOL No need for guns on our beautiful islands. Under Premier Parry’s leadership, crime has skyrocketed. Get rid of Parry and Douggie ;P


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