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Sure, Bermuda has had a massive increase in crime since 1990s. Regardless, as this Royal Gazette story tells it, guns are still illegal to own or possess. And this guy may end up in Casemates Prison or some other correctional facility, based on what he calls an “accident”:

A US lawyer and his wife broke down in tears yesterday as they told a jury he brought two guns to Bermuda in his luggage by accident.

Gary Barket, 61, faces at least ten years in jail if convicted of importing the weapons, which he says his wife Terry asked him to hide in a suitcase months before for safekeeping.

In emotional testimony at Supreme Court yesterday, the Arkansas-based lawyer claimed he had no idea they were still there when he brought the same case to Bermuda on a business trip.

I have no opinion on the possible sentence. Still, you’d think when it comes to deadly firearms, people would be a whole lot more careful.

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