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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!!
MORGAN
No I do not
Private security companies do protect our society and require firearms to combat crimes against society. Criminals have easy access to guns etc that are currently easily brought into our country via our borders
MORGAN
No I do not
Private security companies do protect our society and require firearms to combat crimes against society. Criminals have easy access to guns etc that are currently easily brought into our country via our borders
David
No I do not
Private security personel is exposed to danger daily as they go about providing service. If their are involve in crime like saps who boom ATM machines , I would consider alternative options
Richard
No I do not
They should be allowed.
Annette
No I do not
Even Ministers and others in Politics have security guards. They have no idea how much p!!!rotection Security Companies offer the citizen!!!! Police stations, who can not cope, will be overloaded. Why must you always try to reintvent the wheel ????? If something works, why tamper with it? Have ypu any idea how much Training goes into these positions? Are the Police with their shortage of vehicles ever interested. Your alarm goes off and within a minit you have a phone call and a vehicle on its way. It has come to that. SAPS can not protect us against criminals. It is wonderful to live in a Ministerial house with guards at the gates!! Try to live without that.
Marthinus
No I do not
This Draft amendment is nonsense. South Africa much like so many other African countries are subject to constant poaching. This is also primarily not even our own citizens. The Special Task Force has been deployed numorous times to the Kruger to help our rangers with the protection of exotic wildlife such as rhinos and elephants. As I understand it there is a contingent left there at all times now to help with this. 20 March 2018 the last male Northern White Rhino died, the numbers of these rhinos went down due to poaching and inadiquate protection. Now this suggestion wants to put our wildlife on the same track. The poachers use automatic rifles, most popularly AK - 47's, this is a weapon that fires a 7.62 NATO round, it is on the heavier end of automatic rifles calibres. You need automatic firepower to combat such a weapon, you dont need to be a weapons expert to figure that out. Furthermore violent attacks against citizens of our country as criminal activity is rampant, and statistically it worsens. Weapons being used primarily consist of stolen weapons from police officers, murdered citizens, and weapons obtained through cross border illegal trading "black market". Such a draft will leave the citizens of this country at a disposition as the introduction of private security helps against violent crime. I completely oppose this draft, as it our own president Ramaphosa has acknowledged the need for protection due to violent crime in SA, and that the logic behind such a draft is flawed. It would only put what is already at so much risk and danger in even more danger.
Brian
No I do not
Every citizen has the right to protect them selves from the evil of the ANC
Ryan
No I do not
Security companies should be permitted, through legal process, the ability to provide protection, at the very least, mutual level of expected fire arms capablities for the situation they are assigned to.

Colbern
Not fully
Why should be security be camouflaged, if they are working in suburbia or CBD? Wearing of blue is understandable too, they may confused with SAPS and can also be mistaken as fake cops. As for the weapons ... the government can't control the illegal weapons on the street, they can't control the weapons in prison, hell the can't even control the weapons handed in and the weapons they use, how the hell can they have a say in the weapons the private security companies use? Even that Fucked up Minister is protected by semi/fully automatic weapons so what about the rest of the citizens of this country that is not as fortunate as he is?
Jane
No I do not
I believe that armed response private security is the reason my family and have lived this long in crime ridden Johannesburg. Do not disarm those who protect us (lawfully and legally). Rather make it harder for firearms to be obtained illegally.
Alexander
No I do not
So how would the security then defend client's property and themselves when armed criminals attack? Totally daft idea
Gillian
No I do not
Once again , this present government has proved their total incompetence ! They are like 2 year olds playing in the traffic ! How much longer must this country suffer their rule ??
Stefan
Yes I do
Want to see how is working
Barry
No I do not
This amendment seems to give an “all clear” to perpetrators that they can safely (no risk of being apprehended to shot at) rob and steal and possibly rape and murder and be able to escape !! WOW! ?
ROBIN
No I do not
Armed response security should be properly armed.
Firearm competency certification should be mandatory for all armed security guards.
MICHIEL
No I do not
We The citizens of South Africa, have seen enough violent action perpetrated by professional robbers on our local media.
Ask the clever politician, or people what they know about physically using a bolt action rifle or revolver.
Imagine a robber starts firing on you with a machinegun, and you must, in a confined space in your struggle to handle the bolt action or fit another shotgun "bullet" in your single action shotgun.
It is the most crazy and ridiculous piece of Changing of a fairly viable,operable situation,to a robber,s haven .
IT IS PLAIN SUICIDE.
WE HAVE ALREADY CREATED A HAVEN FOR THE CRIMINAL ELEMENT IN OUR COUNTRY WITH THE LACK OF PROPER POLICE ENFORCEMENT,NOW WE MUST INCAPASITATE OUR SECURITY FORCE AS WELL.
GIVE YOUR STREETSWEEPER A BROOM WITH JUST THE STICK AND NO BRUSH ATTACHED TO THE "BROOMSTICK" AND SEE HOW FAR HE GETS!!!

OR SEE A CENARIO,WHICH HAS HAPPENED IN OUR COUNTRY BEFORE,WHERE A POLICE STATION WAS GUARDED BY A SECURITY COMPANY.
GIVE THESE GUARDS A REVOLVER AND OR A BOLT ACTION RIFLE.
noel
No I do not
put together by the anc and hijackers
Lyn
No I do not
Afriforum - please challenge this in court

The new rainbow nation? The SA rainbow is red with the blood of innocent victims because the police cant ' protect us and the criminals have more rights than the innocent victims. The minister is aiding and abetting criminals!

This is the result when incompetent persons are put in a position of power

André
Not fully
Unfortunately, the security situation in the country has deteriorated so badly that you need the private security industry. They will be rendered useless, if they do not have proper equipment. Hence they have to have proper fire power to combat the crime surge experienced by all in RSA. Should the situation return to normal where you are not threatened by crime, all guns can be nullified....Utopia.
Annet
No I do not
The amendments to firearms bill is ABSOLUTELY REDICULOUS... I agree with other citizens comments it appears the government wants our country to be run by, and controlled by gangsters and murderers.!!!!!