(CMR) Members of the Opposition will be seeking to have a private member’s motion calling for the sale of pepper sprays for self-defense and personal protection passed when Parliament resumes next week.
The motion has been moved by David Wight, Member of Parliament for George Town West, and seconded by Sir Alden Mclaughlin, MP for Red Bay.
The motion reads:
“WHEREAS the incidence of robberies and, in particular, armed robberies in Grand Cayman has increased significantly in recent times; AND WHEREAS many people are concerned about their safety and the need to defend themselves; AND WHEREAS a similar motion had been passed unanimously by Parliament on October 12, 2011, but was not taken forward by the then Government.
NOW BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED THAT the Penal Code, the Firearms Law and any other relevant or consequential legislation be amended to permit the importation and sale by duly licensed pharmacies and drug stores and the use of, subject to appropriate restrictions relating to age and other relevant criteria, chemical sprays such as pepper spray (also known as OC Spray, OC Gas, or Capsicum Spray), and Mace for self–defence and personal protection.”