An excellent piece of writing by Phumlani Majozi regarding the farcical narrative that tighter gun control is needed to reduce violence in South Africa. The piece was originally published in City Press. Please follow the link to his blog below and give it a read.
While firearm ownership has never been a “right” in South Africa, thousands of citizens rely on their self defense weapons to protect themselves – perhaps not anymore according to a new act due to be passed before parliament OK stop. Yes, stop reading about here. Simmer down, it’s not true – but it could be!
The subject of warning shots is one that regularly makes its appearance on internet firearm fora, and it is most certainly something worth discussing due to the inherent potential consequences of firing a warning shot.
For further clarity regarding the possible landmine hidden in the SAPS appeal, please read below. Perhaps now is a good time to start financially contributing to a firearm rights organisation like GOSA, if you have not already.
It has come to my attention that the SAPS has lodged an appeal against the judgement handed down by Judge Tolmay last week. The appeal document contains a paragraph that has made my blood turn to ice.
We’ve all been there. It is a Saturday night after a long and overdemanding week. You just want to relax next to a braai fire, probably with a cold beverage while you watch somebody inepter than you burn the meat. Maybe there’s some good music playing too, like Eagles of Death Metal, Dire Straits, or TaySway (don’t judge me). Then that one guy pipes up and starts talking about guns. He’ll probably be guilty of at least one of the below. Just one, if you’re lucky
Many of my readers seem to think that I harbour an intense dislike for the South African Police Service. I want to take this opportunity to clarify that I do not. Not even remotely.
In essence, the government listened to the inputs of sycophantic little organisations like Gun-Free South Africa, drafted unworkable legislation, and was forced to scrap their terrible proposal when we pushed back.
The ANC is armed.
I am not, contrary to popular belief, alluding to undeclared arms caches from the Struggle Era or equivalent sources of guns and ammunition. Quite the opposite, in fact.
The African National Congress owns weapons legally licenced to itself. These licences were granted to the ANC before 1994 as a concession by the then National Party government.
The North Gauteng High Court today ruled in favour of the Applicant (SA Hunters) regarding the expired firearm licence case.
All firearm licences issued in terms of the FCA of 2000 which were or are due for renewal are to remain valid.