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What Happens After a Defensive Shooting?

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.

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Firearm Issues: SAPS Member Speaks Out

Readers of this blog may find themselves familiar with the recent overreach (and that is an understatement) of Western Cape FLASH, and their intimidation and harassment of firearm dealerships and expired licence card holders in the province. The list of sins committed by this wayward department is a long one. Fortunately for us citizens the SAPS is still very much staffed by dedicated and ethical people, who share our frustrations. Below follows a verbatim message from an anonymous police officer that reached my via a chain of sources. Thank you for taking the time to write this, whomever and wherever you are.

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More Guns Stolen from Government Sources. Surprise, surprise.

This has not been a particularly good Easter weekend for the authorities. Early on Good Friday morning several criminals raided 9 SA Infantry Battalion’s base in Khayelitsha, and escaped with six R4 automatic rifles and ammunition. Later the same day a report in the Daily Dispatch surfaced about a Dimbaza SAPS constable who is on the run after stealing five firearms from a police station.

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Terror Attacks: Hyperbole versus Reality

An intentional motor vehicle accident occurred. During this accident several people were injured and three were killed. The suspect then stabbed an unarmed police officer, after which the suspect was shot by another responding and armed police officer. All of these events preceded the dramatic overreaction which forced the world to hold its breath and watch.

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