Automatic Weapons, Explosives Found in JHB. Blame Gun Owners Again?

An extensive arms cache was seized by the SAPS earlier today after being informed of its discovery by building contractors who found it while conducting renovations.

According to reports, the illicitly stashed hardware included around 60 hand grenades (or mortars, depending on source), several AK-type automatic rifles, 16 pistols, 11 revolvers, and several R5 (and possibly even R1) automatic rifles, as well as hundreds of rounds of ammunition.

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As can be ascertained from the photograph above, the weapons and magazines are in varying states of serviceability and repair.

Permit me a moment to discard all semblance of civility and speak frankly; any attempts at creating a “safer, more secure” society at the expense of licenced gun owners is a childish, dangerous, and irresponsible flight of fancy bordering on drug-induced hallucination.

What is patently, unequivocally crystal clear is that none of these firearms were sourced from licensed firearm owners. We are prohibited by law from owning fully-automatic firearms, and cannot licence them. All these weapons were either sourced from struggle-era arms caches, smuggled across the border from neighbouring states, or acquired from the military and police. Or a combination of all three.

Not a single one of these guns came from legally licenced gun owners.

Yet every time the topic of licenced firearm ownership comes to the fore, politicians and prominent members of the media (and their grovelling sycophants from GFSA) repeatedly call for our rights and privileges to be further restricted in the name of a so-called “safer, more secure South Africa”.

Permit me a moment to discard all semblance of civility and speak frankly; any attempts at creating a “safer, more secure” society at the expense of licenced gun owners is a childish, dangerous, and irresponsible flight of fancy bordering on drug-induced hallucination.

It is a stupid idea to blame law-abiding gun owners for the proliferation of illicitly-owned firearms. Beyond stupid, in fact. It is pathetic and nonsensical to the degree that any adult that spouts such irredeemable gibberish should have their opinion discarded outright, and find themselves confined to the kiddies table at the family restaurant for displaying such an extreme level of intellectual immaturity.

Hold the government responsible for continuously failing to secure our borders, and so-doing allow arms to flood across national boundaries and into criminal hands in our country. Hold the government responsible for not securing struggle-era arms caches more than two decades after Apartheid ended. Hold the government responsible for repeatedly failing at securing armouries and allowing state-owned automatic weapons and explosives to continually find their way into criminal possession.

It is the government’s fault. They are the ones who deserve to be held accountable and humiliated. It is they who have failed. It is they who have the blood of innocent South Africans on their hands. And it is they who want to take guns away from good people because of their incompetence and corruption.

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