National Police Spokesperson Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo says ballistic tests will be done on unwanted weapons handed in at designated police stations by the public during the Firearm Amnesty period. The testing aims determine whether the firearms have ever been used to commit crime. Close to 1 500 illegal or unwanted[…]
Criminals have stolen at least nineteen R4 rifles from the Lyttleton military base in Pretoria. Several suspects have been taken in for questioning. South African National Defence Force (SANDF) spokesperson, Siphiwe Dlamini says the culprits know the ins and outs of the base. “It shouldn’t be possible. It is a matter of who[…]
A festive December evening turned deadly as a man armed with an assault rifle opened fire in the very heart of Moscow, killing one and injuring five people just across the street from a children’s department store. It is just after 6pm on Thursday, twelve days before the end of[…]
Metro police have warned criminals using imitation firearms to commit crimes that they could be charged as though they were in possession of a real weapon. The City’s Metro Police Department confiscated 25 firearms, 28 imitation firearms and 336 rounds of ammunition between July and November. In terms of the Firearms[…]
Sydney, Australia – How do you respond to a deadly mass shooting if you are a gun rights advocate? First, “Say nothing.” If media queries persist, go on the “offence, offence, offence”. Smear gun-control groups. “Shame them” with statements such as – “How dare you stand on the graves of those[…]
In light of the mass shooting at Christchurch, New Zealand, where 49 people were killed in two mosques, a conversation regarding mass radical shootings has been brought up in South Africa. Even though this is an event that has shocked many South Africans, the fact is that 57 people are[…]
While toy guns might seem like harmless objects to children who want to have fun, there are concerns that they reinforce violence as a normal part of society. In a world where movies portray guns as a means of defence and where gang life is often romanticised, should children be exposed to[…]
The guns allegedly resold by a former high ranking Vereeniging policeman to gangsters on the Cape Flats were meant for destruction. This is according to the provisional charge sheet in the State’s case against ex-colonel Chris Prinsloo, who appeared in the Bellville Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday. The former officer, who[…]
Stray bullets have taken a terrible toll on Cape Town’s children, the National Firearms Summit heard during its first day of sitting at Parliament on Tuesday. “We looked at the children coming in with gunshot [wounds], and over the last 20 years we’ve seen a total of 476 children, under[…]
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