EDITOR, The Tribune.
How to get guns out of the hands of Bahamians and deter them from ending every argument with brutal force - often lethal?
I have no answer to this dilemma, which continues to be a never-ending headache as level-headed Bahamians search for an answer and a cure.
However, I do remember being told many years ago that murderers used to be hanged on the Eastern Parade — of course, I presume, to a large crowd drawn to the gruesome spectacle. It was so gruesome that hanging was later removed behind prison walls out of public view.
However, I suggest that one or two hangings held on the Eastern Parade in public view might be a sufficiently bitter tonic to shock Bahamians – especially the youth – into putting down the guns and ending their violent ways. Just a thought that might shock young people back to sanity and possibly bring rapid results.
A WORRIED BAHAMIAN
January 5, 2021