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Hubert
Yes I do
Yes I do
Eric
Not fully
Yes I do
For quite some time I have reasoned that the owner of a firearm(s) should be licensed and a register ge kept of firearms.
A responsible owner does not abuse but will act responsibly throughout.
Sujith
Yes I do
Yes I do
Andre
Yes I do
Yes I do
Cornelius
Yes I do
Yes I do
We need to start registering people as we operate the firearm just as we do with drivers licences its a no-brainer and not that difficult
Colin
Yes I do
Yes I do
I have had the pleasure of introducing small groups of ladies to firearms. With just a little bit of training I have seen huge surges in confidence and respect for and working with firearms.

Unanimously they agree that a FA is the equaliser for woman against GBV in a country that cannot protect them. Sadly they are discouraged by the current lengthy and arbitrary Licence the FA process.
Waldo
Yes I do
Yes I do
This is how it is in the states and I works great here , civilians need to fend for them selfs because criminals knows cops and politicians won't do anything
Etienne
Yes I do
Yes I do

In my opinion the 5 yearly firearm licence renewal is just another money making scheme and a means to disarm law abiding citizens. The licences in the green bar coded ID served the same purpose with no expiry date. I cannot fathom why that system needs to be done away with. All that was needed was the competency requirement.
Herman
Yes I do
Yes I do
Aidan
Yes I do
Yes I do
I am for Licence the Person, Register the Firearm amendment to the Firearms controlAct, but I think there should be limitation of 1 type of firearm per a person, i.e 1 person can own 1 pistol, 1 rifle, 1 self loading rifle and 1 shotgun, if a person wants to own 2 shotguns, then there needs to be an online process where the person can motivate there reasoning for wanting to own 2 of one type of firearm.
John
Yes I do
Yes I do
Pieter
Yes I do
Yes I do
Neil
Yes I do
Yes I do
The Firearm Control Act 2000 (the "FCA") is currently poorly and illogically applied to law-abiding citizens who want to own one or more firearms for self-defence, hunting and/or sport-shooting purposes. In addition, the Designated Firearms Officers at each of the police stations throughout the country (each, a "DFO") and the Central Firearms Registry (the "CFR") are over-burdened by the sheer bureaucracy and administrative challenges and requirements of how the FCA needs to be administered, what with (i) the ongoing requirements for competency applications and renewals; (ii) the ongoing requirements for licence applications and renewals; (iii) other administrative matters like updating the details of the registered owners of firearms when civilians buy or sell weapons and/or when firearm dealers take said weapons onto their dealers stock; and (iv) other administrative matters like changing address and other details for registered firearm owners. As a result of the above (and, potentially, due to understaffing, budget cuts and other challenges both at the DFO and CFR), there are huge and unacceptable delays and administrative short-comings with the processing of the above (which actually fall foul of the requirements of the FCA).

Taking all of the above issues into account, the easiest and most cost-effective way of rectifying the above would be to (a) licence the user (viz. the person); and (b) simply register each firearm against the relevant person's on the CFR's database (subject to compliance with the requirements of the POPI Act and other privacy and security protocols).
Bennie
Yes I do
Yes I do
Ek dink almal het die reg tot vuurwapens en om jou wapen te hernu al het dit verval. Soos almal weet le die probleem nie by wetige vuurwapen eienaars nie maar 9 uit 10 keer by gesteelde polisie en weermag wapens. Sorteer dis die probleem daar uit en gee die wetgehoorsame publiek reg tot wapens.
Jan
Yes I do
Yes I do
Cornelius
Yes I do
Yes I do
Well Im not very eloquent but this amendment would relieve undue stress on the already burdened police force and would open up funds need to go after illegal firearms. this would also reduce the financial strain of acquiring firearms for lower income households.
Walter
Yes I do
Yes I do
Craig
Yes I do
Yes I do
I agree 100% on with license the person and register the Firearm.
Jaco
Yes I do
Yes I do
The current system is lacking on so many levels. If a citizen is in possession of a competency card, it means the SAPS found him to be competent to operate a firearm. What is the point of applying for a firearm licence then. With licence the person register the firearm. Competency will be replaced with a licenced firearm holder. It makes sense to me.
Stephan
Yes I do
Yes I do
A big 100% yes