Three suspects arrested and disarmed in Muizenberg

Local police in Muizenberg arrested three suspects for the possession of illegal firearms and ammunition in Hillview yesterday. The suspects aged 24, 34 and 36 were arrested after trying to evade officials during crime prevention duties. The officers recovered two 9mm pistols, a 357 magnum revolver and ammunition. SAPS Spokesperson,[…]

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Firearm Amnesty period extended to 31 January 2021

The latest National Crime Statistics once again showed that firearms were the preferred weapon in the commission of most violent crimes. Reducing the circulation of firearms may potentially reduce the scourge of violent crimes quite significantly. The restrictions of Levels 5 and 4 had prevented people from turning in illegal[…]

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Firearm laws doing little to curb violence: Gun owner

Has the firearms control act succeeded in bringing down lives lost to gun violence? As the race issue took centre-stage this week, a group of youth experienced racism first hand, and were even confronted with a fire-arm whilst holidaying in Knysna over the past week. The group was allegedly confronted[…]

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Summit seeks to address firarms legislation

The portfolio committee on police, along with different stakeholders in the firearms sector are gathering this week in Parliament to discuss potential amendments to the country’s current firearms legislation. This comes amidst an increase in both legal and illegal firearms in the public sphere, and the need for better regulations[…]

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