REPORT. Government invited the public to comment on the Firearms Control Amendment Bill.

    • deleting of licensing 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.

151,784 comments delivered  (closed 4 August 2021)


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    • 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.