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Ballistic tests to be done on unwanted guns

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[…]

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R4 rifles stolen from SANDF military base

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[…]

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How to sell a massacre: NRA’s playbook revealed

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[…]

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South Africa’s gun laws; are we safe?

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[…]

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Can children be gun proofed?

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[…]

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Cape children caught in crossfire, summit told

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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