The Jamaica Constabulary Force JCF and the Firearm Licensing Authority FLA are warning firearm holders to desist from the illegal practice of using their weapons to perform gun salutes.
Noting that the practice is particularly prevalent during the festive season, the police said over the years it has resulted in several individuals either being killed or injured.
The JCF said officers will be vigilant in the prevention and investigation of any such reported cases and will fully support the FLA where licensed firearm holders are found to be in breach.
The police said such firearm holders will be prosecuted for breaches of the Firearms Act if the weapon was used illegally.
Meanwhile, CEO of the FLA Shane Dalling, insisted that the authority will be taking a tough stance against licensed firearm holders who engage in such irresponsible and reckless activity