‘Strict gun laws key to near lack of violent crimes in NMI’


U.S. Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the NMI Shawn N. Anderson attributes the relative lack of violent crimes or gun-related crimes in the Commonwealth to its strict gun laws.

Anderson told reporters Wednesday that the national priorities in investigating criminal cases are narcotics trafficking and violent crimes but there’s not much of violent crimes or gun crimes on the island “because the laws in the CNMI, the gun laws, are so strict.”

Instead, in the CNMI, the high priority are prosecuting criminal immigration, public corruption, and white-collar crimes.

“The citizens if they see something not right, they should report to the police or to the [Drug Enforcement Administration],” Anderson said.

Ferdie De La Torre | Reporter
Ferdie Ponce de la Torre is a senior reporter of Saipan Tribune. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and has covered all news beats in the CNMI. He is a recipient of the CNMI Supreme Court Justice Award. Contact him at ferdie_delatorre@Saipantribune.com
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