13 May 2014

Guam poised to loosen gun laws

1:40 pm on 13 May 2014

The Guam Senate passed a bill by a 13-2 vote that would allow qualified candidates to gain a permit to carry a firearm for self-defence.

Currently, the Guam Police Department only issues permits at the discretion of the chief, with fewer than 50 issued per year across the territory.

Guns.com reports the only lawmakers who cast no votes were the Speaker, Judith Won Pat, and the Vice Speaker, Benjamin Cruz.

The legislation has the support of the Guam Sports Shooting Federation and the Guam Gun Owners Association.