If we are going to force a connection between variables that clearly aren’t related, then Californians are obviously worse people than Texans since they commit the same amount of murder without having easy access to guns. The answer is clearly that we need to ban Californians.
Feedback regarding the meeting between GOSA, representing a large group of WC Dealers, and the SAPS (CFR) last Wednesday, 7 June. In summary, the meeting was was highly constructive and the outcome positive. The result is due to the involvement of our membership base, and the contributions of the paying members made it possible.
The time is perhaps now right to address the issues that require such addressing, and hopefully I can persuade enough people to think sufficiently differently about their personal safety and maybe, just maybe, a life or two can be saved in the process.
They aren’t really afraid of guns: they are afraid of themselves and their own inability to save themselves. They are scared of the people that made a different choice than theirs. Like most unfamiliar and alien things, it frightens them.
The Minister was given opportunity to respond to these revelations, and he did so via his spokesman Vuyo Mhaga who explained that the Minister has no quarrel with licenced gun owners at all, but is instead concerned with the unlicenced firearms in circulation. He further explained that the Minister has a massive problem with the incidents where police and military firearms are stolen, and then later used to commit crimes.
The government wants to remove the most powerful tool with which we can defend these rights from our possession, and leave us at the mercy of those who seek to impose their will on us through the use of violence and criminality.
If the Minister was genuinely concerned with reducing our levels of violent crime, he would ensure that the SAPS has proper leadership. He would ensure that its members are looked after, properly paid, properly trained, and properly equipped. He would ensure the borders are secured and thoroughly patrolled.
Like any intricate, expensive, dangerous, rare, item that carries a lot of responsibility to own or use, a firearm rates among the highest. Hence, the current Law (FCA 2000) quite rightly enforces a standard of physical proficiency and competency and legal knowledge before you take your new weapon out of the shop.
Every now and then a bit of sensational reporting will see the light of day, usually with a click-baitey headline intended to rouse emotions and outrage, that serves to propagate a complete misrepresentation of what happened during the aftermath of a shooting in private defence.
Having lived through one such incident myself, and knowing many others who have done the same, I would like to shed a little light on the matter and expose the truth of what really happens.
HuntEx and the long-weekend has kept me away from the keyboard, so an update is overdue. I do not pretend to be of legal qualification, so I will let Martin Hood do all the explaining on this one.