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Confirmed: Draft Firearm Amendment Bill Withdrawn

On 30 January we published an article pertaining to the withdrawal of the proposed amendment bill to the FCA. This caused quite a stir, and we were accused of peddling “fake news” among other equally flattering charges. Most of this due to keeping our source within Parliament confidential, as is good practice under the circumstances.

We received the latest SAGA Snippets for the month of February via email yesterday, the contents of which confirm what we reported on:

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Guns ‘n Hollywood

Movies and TV have a strange relationship with guns. On the one hand you regularly have some actor coming out and declaring him or herself anti-gun. This is to be expected from people who are mostly liberal democrats. On the other hand you have lots and lots of guns in movies. Guns add drama, conflict and even humour. Frankly, without guns in movies and TV, there would be far fewer movies and TV series made, and what would be available to watch would be pretty boring.

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Firearm Personality Type Indicator

Like a polished pair of leather soled shoes, a tailored suit, or a pair of designer sunglasses your choice of carry handgun can say much about the type of person you are. Except not. And nobody is supposed to see it anyway. But given enough creative freedom and psychoanalysis (imbued with fruit from the vine), we can divine some uncannily accurate personality judgements of each brand:

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GOSA 2016/17 Annual Report

GOSA has just short of 23 000 members at present. Although the majority of these members have joined us via FaceBook, they are not merely followers/supporters. Each of them has asked to be a member and has been vetted and accepted. Many of these members have responded to our requests for financial and other support on a regular basis. We are justifiably proud of each of these members and value them highly.
In addition to this and in order to enable us to accomplish certain other of our strategic goals we introduced a paid membership model in January of 2016.

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Institutional Inbreeding: Why Your Instructor May Not Be Very Good. At All.

by Rouen Heiberg

The shooting and firearms game has changed significantly over the last decade or so. Much of this can be attributed to the Internet, YouTube and just the fact that the world is changing. Many veterans of various theatres are moving into the training industry, some better than others. Unfortunately, this also created an environment where everybody who fancies himself an expert now has his own soapbox.

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The State Arms Criminals…Again.

Recent revelations by the Times regarding the loss of approximately 20 000 rounds of ammunition, supposedly 7.62mm NATO cartridges, from the South African Police Service’s Tactical Response Team armoury at Pretoria Central station on 3 November 2015 are deeply concerning.

Not only is the theft itself a catastrophic breech of security, but the additional hazard posed by this amount of ammunition falling into criminal hands needs no further elaboration.

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Carry With A Loaded Chamber: Here’s Why

The debate around whether or not to carry your defensive handgun with a round in the chamber is comparable to other firearm community circle-jerks unlikely to die before I myself check-out of this mortal coil. It is a tad dishonest to refer to the matter as a debate as such, since the vast majority of firearm carriers and firearm instructors believe in carrying with a round chambered, but the issue still comes up for discussion from time to time.

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Traveling to Liberal Loony Town: A How To Guide

The Bay area is about the most gun UNFRIENDLY place I have ever been to. Even my travels to North Africa or the various Middle Eastern locations I have been to, and where the carry culture is far more niche than it is here in South Africa, has not generated as much open hostility towards firearms as I encountered following what was a simple query as to where I could purchase a holster in Santa Clara California.

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