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Increased penalties for gun possession on Guam proposed

By Pacific Island Times News Staff

Sen. Thomas J. Fisher is proposing increased penalties for gun possession and use in the commission of a crime on Guam.

Under the yet-to-be-docketed bill, criminals would face a minimum of 10 years behind bars, plus fines and a permanent criminal record.

Fisher said, "these types of criminals pose a greater threat to law-abiding citizens."

“The offenders who choose to brandish and use a gun to perpetrate their criminal activities are showing contempt for human life and therefore, represent a particular danger to the people of Guam," he said.

"We need to send a clear message to these criminals that we will not stand for this. I know that my colleagues in the 37th Guam Legislature certainly won’t.

The criminals of this island are not in charge and never will be. Not under my watch," he added.

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