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Draft amendment regulations in terms of  the private security industry regulations act, 2001

Bheki Cele, Minister of Police, acting under section 35 of the Private Security Industry Regulation Act, 2001 (Act No 56 of 2001) intends to make amendments to the Private Security Industry Regulations, 2002, affecting firearms and uniforms [please read summary or documents below]. Comments must be submitted by 5 July.

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Graham
No I do not
Disarm CRIMINALS with their ILLEGAL WEAPONS!

Don't disarm citizens who have LEGAL WEAPONS to DEFEND THEMSELVES against THE CRIMIALS YOU SEEK TO FURTHER EMPOWER WITH THIS ACT!

Seriously, have you no common sense?
Lynn
No I do not
This is absolute madness. The government is removing all our rights as citizens This is
not a Democracy, it is a Dictatorship!
GS
No I do not
The private security companies are fulfilling a duty which the SAPS cannot fulfill and that is to keep us Safe. Security guards are well trained and disciplined and know how and when to use the semi-auto guns safely and efficiently. To take this right out of their hands is the same as to give them an air-gun to fight criminals with automatic rifles. Plse get really. Two weekends ago 42 people were killed on the Cape Flats and that not by security people but gangsters ruling the flats. Government is not protecting the people but lining us up to be killed by criminals that are better armed with illegal weapons. Rather do something about that. More police man are loosing their lives for the wrong reasons.
Raymondo
No I do not
Police are corrupt and their responds is so poor why should they not be armed to protect themselves and others. Problem in the western cape is not so much the gangsters but the police. Reason for saying that is, they are the most organized gang in the western cape. Sort out your own house first before looking at others.
Shelley
No I do not
The cops are corrupt. they are selling firearms to gansters and criminals on the black market. Why should a private security guard be defenseless against a criminal? Why should he/she be on the back foot when faced with a poacher or gang member with a gun? It's grossly unfair - it seems this bill is aimed at protecting criminals and not the people who are paid to fight them. It seems this bill is meant to disarm citizens, leaving us defenseless against murderers, rapist, thieves and poachers!!
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