Monday, 26 April 2010

Gun owners: what happened on 11 April 2010 and how does it affect you?

For clarity's sake, licensed firearm owners had between 2005 and 2009 to renew their existing firearm licences.  That period has come and gone and now more renewals will be contemplated.  However, due to a court case pending, older licences are deemed to be valid at this moment and as yet, those who did not renew, are not yet considered illegal firearm owners.

The latest gun amnesty period that ended on Sunday (11 April 2010) was aimed at those who were in possession of illegally obtained firearms, for them to hand them in voluntarily without fear of prosecution UNLESS the gun was used in a crime.

If you do know of anyone who is in possession of a firearm illegally, you are urged to send an anonymous, detailed SMS to Crimeline on 32211.

Brigadier Phuti Setati SAPS Spokesperson:  See here for a PodCast [2.3MB]:

Martin Hood from SA Gun Owners Association: See here for a PodCast [1.5MB]:

Email me if you cannot find the PodCast

For more details go to Gunformation Forum:

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