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14 Dec 2023
13 Dec 2023
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Comment: Firearms Control Amendment – Dear SA


Dear SA flag firearmsFirearms-control-2021

Government invites the public to comment on the Firearms Control Amendment Bill.

The proposed amendment entails the following:

  • South Africans will not be able to apply for a gun licence on the basis that they need a firearm for self-defence, under a legislative proposal formally revived on Friday
  • reduction of licence period to five years
  • reduce number of allowed licences
  • limit ammunition per licence
  • unlawful to reload ammunition

Please also note:

  • The Civilian Secretariat for Police Service on Friday opened public comment on a 2021 version of the long-dormant draft Firearms Control Amendment Bill.
  • The secretariat says the planned legislation will demand a valid reason when applying for a firearm licence – and self defence doesn’t count.
  • Gun owners, and prospective gun owners have 44 days left to comment on the proposal.

Add your suggestions, or have your say by following the Dear SA link

Also read:

Firearm Bill: Action Society & DearSA partner to oppose Firearms Control Act amendments

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