90% of murders are committed with unlicensed weapons

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AMMAN  — A security source said that about 90 percent of murders in Jordan are committed with unlicensed weapons, and experts are calling for intensified efforts for gun control and spreading awareness of the dangers they pose, reported Al-Ghad News.اضافة اعلان

The source stressed that the security services take legal measures against those who have or carry illegal weapons and stressed the role played by Jordanian Armed Forces-Arab Army at the borders in preventing weapon smuggling.

Statistics issued by the Public Security Directorate (PSD) a few days ago showed that since the beginning of this year, 1,371 weapons have been seized. The PSD stressed that everyone can report on such cases by calling 0790196196, a line dedicated to this issue.

Retired Brig. Gen. Saad Al-Ajrami said Jordanians acquire unlicensed weapons for various reasons, the most prominent being social, as Jordanian families like to show off by carrying weapons or having them in their houses.

Ajrami added that the security services are exerting great efforts to control attempts to smuggle weapons from neighboring countries, stressing that large cache, of different types of weapons, including pistols and hunting rifles, are usually seized by the armed forces and other security services.

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