Re-Visit Firearms, Ammunition Control Laws
-Cllr Boakai Kanneh Recommends
The Chairman of the Liberia Law Reform Commission Counselor Boakai Kanneh has recommended that there must be a re-visitation of firearms and ammunition control law and the Act that established the Liberia National Commission on Small Arms (LNCSA).
Cllr. Kanneh Furthered recommended the need to promulgate protocols or regulation that will strengthen the existing statures noting that, these protocols or regulations when concluded do not have to pass Legislature scrutiny except for gazetting which is simply a publication requirement of Government. He spoke Wednesday February 28, 2018, at the start of a three days’ workshop for a fact finding on fire arms and Ammunition Control Act (FACA) and the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), he said the task ahead is to do a draft legislations that seek to harmonize the two guns control instruments,
Cllr. Kanneh said they also hope to expand the mandate of the implementing authority (LINCSA), and to organize in partnership with the Liberia Action New work on Small Arms (LANSA0 AND Stakeholders.
Speaking on the theme ‘Drafting Legislation to support the effective implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) Liberia he said that given his literature review of the existing laws, this is his initial recommendation if Liberia is to do good job.
“Given that a clear road map has established Liberia, as a State Party with this obligation under Treaty, it behooves all of us to set the appropriate technical machinery into motion to begin either drafting laws or regulations in compliance with the Treaty,” he said.
The Law Reform Commission Chairman pointed out that he harbors no doubt that the required technicians and Stakeholders have been contacted to begin this task which is also expected ensure Liberia’s compliance with the Arms Trade Treaty