Seized harmless auto-pistol still not released

Police records prove that at no time since the possession of my very first firearm had I ever violated or abused any of my licensed firearms

2 June 2016, 6:28pm
Referring to my previous letter in your popular publication, my perfectly harmless and fully licensed and paid auto-pistol, covering 2016, has still not been returned to me, notwithstanding the mailing to me by the General Police Headquarters on April 4th, 2016 the requisite certification following very close scrutiny carried out by ballistics experts in Floriana.

I imagine that a copy of these official documents/reports had also been posted to the St Julian’s police station, where all my firearms had been correctly recorded since 1988, the year I moved to Swieqi from Sliema. The General Police headquarters must also have filed my initial licence, “to purchase and keep” firearms ever since I turned 18 years of age, and, of course with the approval of my late father, besides by the late Superintendent Emmanuel Calleja CID.

Police records prove that at no time since the possession of my very first firearm had I ever violated or abused any of my licensed firearms, both in Malta, and, on two occasions overseas – Libya and Nigeria.

I had befriended a most distinguished, still serving, senior police officer, at the time I had suffered one of my two serious accidents, rendering me incapable of moving both legs without a steel walking-aid. My friend firmly and rightly insists on refraining

from intervening in my case, but should properly consult with one of his subordinates currently in charge at the St Julian’s police station area, which is notably very rapidly expanding , thus causing  the inevitable increase of criminal cases and misdemeanours coupled with consequential traffic problems.

Over the past three months, I have been persistently attempting to communicate with the Senior Superintendent in Charge as well as the sergeant controlling the Weapons Office, without any success at all. On account of my medically certified physical disabilities and partial blindness, I am in no state of fitness to go personally to the station.

I am, nevertheless, confident that this situation, so worrying and stressful to me, at age 86, will shortly be resolved.

John Louis Curmi

Swieqi