Firearms-control-2021

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

  • deleting of licencing of firearms for self defence
  • reduction of licence period to five years
  • reduce number of allowed licences
  • limit ammunition per licence
  • unlawful to reload ammunition.

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Have your say – shape the outcome.

    Do you support this Amendment to the Firearm Control Act?

    What is your top concern?

    What is your status?

    OPTIONAL - are you a licenced firearm owner?

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    Dear South Africa
    • 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.
    • 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.

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