Proposed legislation will make it harder to own a gun
There is legislation proposed that is aimed at making it more difficult for citizens to own firearms.
The Citizen is reporting that a 2017 version of the draft Firearms Control Act is floating around the halls of the safety and security ministry and, if passed, will make life a lot harder for those wanting to purchase or continue to own a firearm for self-defence.
Speaking to Bongani Bingwa Deputy Chairperson of Gun Owners of South Africa Gideon Joubert says things have changed a little.
Regarding firearms stolen and linkage to criminals, the Saps and the military on average lose about eight times more guns per capita than civilians do.Gideon Joubert, Deputy Chairperson of Gun Owners of South Africa
And interestingly enough, civilians' firearms are recovered at a rate 15 times greater than that of state-owned guns.Gideon Joubert, Deputy Chairperson of Gun Owners of South Africa
He adds that those figures reveal that if a police officer is corrupt and selling guns, that gun is usually sanitised first.
So if that firearm is recovered at some point in the future it doesn't get traced back to the state which explains the low recovery rate.Gideon Joubert, Deputy Chairperson of Gun Owners of South Africa
Listen below to the full interview:
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