Government Mulls Ban on Guns, Plans to Remove Self-defence as a Valid Reason

Government Mulls Ban on Guns, Plans to Remove Self-defence as a Valid Reason

- The government is planning on changing the laws surrounding gun ownership

- One of the proposed amendments aims to remove self-defence as a valid reason to own a gun

- Gun owners are furious with planned changes; the public has until early July to comment on the proposed bill

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The government is planning on changing the rules on gun ownership in South Africa. Gun owners are furious with alleged plans to remove self-defence as a valid reason to own a gun.

The Draft Firearms Control Amendment Bill was released on Friday night, and the public was invited to comment on the planned changes.

Government Mulls Ban on Guns, Plans to Remove Self-defence as a Valid Reason
The government is planning on changing the law surrounding gun laws. Photo credit: @SAPoliceService
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Girls on Fire, an initiative that champions the rights of women believe that the proposed amendment would be a major blow to women and the fight against gender-based violence.

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According to eNCA, Gun Owners SA said that a similar amendment was planned in 2018 but was unsuccessful.

The Draft Firearms Control Amendment Bill was released on Friday night and the public was invited to comment on the planned changes.ab to see Briefly.co.za News on your News Feed!

Business Insider reported that hunters and sport shooters might find themselves more affected by the planned changes to the gun laws by restricting where they could use their guns.

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Earlier, Briefly News looked into what is required to write a firearm license. Unlike many other African countries, owning guns in South Africa is legal with a convincing firearm license motivation letter. Any South African citizen or permanent resident above the age of 21 can own a gun only after obtaining a license with the regulating authorities.

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What is a good reason to own a gun? You may need a firearm for self-defence and sports shooting or hunting, among other reasons. For example, having a legal gun may come in handy by protecting you from home invasion, kidnapping, or mugging.

In other news, sometimes the saying that crime doesn’t pay is usually taken for granted by those who are always looking to prey on unsuspecting people. However, it became reality in a video clip that is circulating on social media when a brave man managed to deal with the thugs accordingly.

A video posted by @RSA_Trucker on Twitter gives a free lesson on how to deal with robbers who always think they will get their way into someone’s belongings.

Although it's not clear where the video was shot, two criminals appear to be looking to prey on a man who just parked his car and they are seemingly demanding the keys or his valuables, but the man teaches one of the thugs a lesson.

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