The recent announcement of an alleged bullet and threatening letter sent to Premier Brown is a disappointing and concerning turn of events. Regardless of whether you agree or disagree with how Premier Brown runs this country, he still deserves the respect as the leader of this country and any such threats should be condemned.
A bullet is a severe threat that should be taken seriously as anyone familiar with gun laws in Bermuda (ie, you were or are conscripted), you’ll know how guns are strictly controlled and access to bullets are extremely locked down. The mailing of a bullet itself is an extreme message likely sent to suggest that access to smuggled guns and ammunition are readily available. At which, where I once held the position that the Premier does not need a police officer for security, due to this recent threat I can now admit that the measure is now necessary and garners my support.
The sheer fact that this has occurred is a very sad indication of the state of division within our society. Hopefully this will not trigger further division and those involved recognize that disagreements with the leaders of this country should be solved through traditional democratic processes, not extreme threats. Extreme measures do nothing to ensure the success of democracy in our country and only ensure anarchy which assists no one.