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Government shouldn’t have armed protection if citizens are disarmed – SAGA

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On Saturday SAGA Chairman Damian Enslin was asked to speak at a peaceful march to parliament organized by Ride to Freedom. The protest was at full capacity with people from different parts of Cape Town. Some could not participate due to the COVID restrictions on public events.

“The biggest issue with this Bill is that government has not spoken to the stakeholders, the role players, they have not spoken to us about this Bill. They said they have but they haven’t spoken to organizations such as SAGA and GOSA, they have not consulted with any of us. Under a democracy you are meant to consult with the people and not just push a Bill through.” SAGA Chairman Damian Enslin said on Saturday.

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The City of Cape Town’s mayoral committee member for safety and security, JP Smith who also spoke gave his support to the fight against this bill.

“We cannot consider supporting this legislation … if you are a Member of Parliament and are considering supporting this legislation, you must never again expect government to protect you, don’t expect armed protection when you expect the citizens to be without that same protection afforded to you … let’s see how confident you will do your job without armed protection,”

(Photo by Gallo Images/Brenton Geach)
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA – JUNE 19: Protesters at parliament during the Firearm Freedom march. (Photo by Gallo Images/Brenton Geach)

We would like to thank the organizers of the protest for inviting us and are happy to work with any organization that is willing to fight this Bill in a lawful manner.

We encourage all firearms owners to make use of platforms such as DearSA to make their voices heard and to make a factual submission against this bill. We encourage all SAGA members to recruit at least one member and to be reminded to renew their membership so that we can continue to serve and fight for your rights like we have been doing since 1985.

Self-Defence About logo supports the #SafeCitizen Campaign, get involved, get armed, be ready!

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