Gun Owners South Africa (GOSA) expressed its “outrage” at what the Amendment Bill contained, arguing that it would take away self-defence as a valid reason for owning a gun, “infringing on every South Africans’ right to life”. In 2018, Constitutional Court Justice Johan Froneman ruled that owning a firearm was not a fundamental right, but a privilege regulated by law under the Firearms Control Act, News24 reported. On their facebook:
Alles word gepoog om veral ons blankes te ontwapen. Deel van Volksmoord. En indien die getalle waar is wat die ANC verkondig, is daar meer as een Volksmoord ter sprake. Maar dit daar gelaat.
Baie sal wel weet waarvan gepraat word, al geld dit vir almal, is die kwelvrae, hoeveel BOERE en blankes se wapens word gesteel en wat word daarvan as dit gesteel is – word dit met opset gesteel en word die misdadigers vergoed vir elke wapen wat gesteel word om weer onwettig te gebruik?
Eindig dit nou op in die SAPS se skoot waar daar versoek is om vrywillig die ongelisensieerde wapens in te handig….
Onthou, sodra iets van ons, die wettige eienaar gesteel word, en dis ‘n vuurwapen, ‘n jaggeweer of wat ookal, is dit ongelisensieerd in die misdadiger se hande en het die terroriste ‘n oop agenda om almal af te maai met ‘n ongelisensieerde vuurwapen.
Hoe word daar bewys? Al word dit gestuur vir ballistiese toetse, hoe kan ons regtig weet wat gepleeg is en dit word kwansuis vernietig, net om weer aan ‘n volgende terroris oorhandig te word. Iets is verdag omtrent hierdie hele aangeleentheid.
Volksmoorde vind so plaas en daarom is swart bemagtiging, regstelaksies en onteiening wat op pad is, ingestel om ons verder ekonomies te verarm. Die wat nog sussend slaap, hou maar voort om te droom, as jou drome liberaal is, gaan dit nie jou red as jou velkleur blank is nie. Dis al oor en oor bewys hoe selfs blanke liberales uitgehaal word, hetsy met vuurwapen, mes en selfs gif.
MOENIE JOU VUURWAPEN INGEE NIE, berg dit en gebruik dit om jouself te verdedig. Op watter stadium en hoekom het diegene wat eens “wettige” lisensies gehad het, skielik onwettig geraak – en dit was nie toevallig nie – dis om geld te maak en om vuurwapens onwettig in die hande te kry ….
The ruling came after a long court battle between the South African Hunters and Game Conservation Association (SAHGCA) and the minister of police. The association argued that the police did not have capacity to handle the surrender of firearms.
The apex court also found that gun owners whose licences have expired, would have to surrender their firearms to the police. Cele said allowing individuals to own more than one weapon, created issues with safety and contributed to the gun problems in the country. He said not allowing individuals to own more than one weapon would also assist with inspections and police would be able to track firearms efficiently. He added although the legislation review was still in its early stages, its amendment would improve the safety of individuals and South Africa. With the amendment, security at borders would also need to be extensively tightened and monitored because guns such as AK47s were being smuggled through it.(And AK47 s was also imported by the ANC pre 1994)
2266 firearms in less than 50 days
He added although no shops were manufacturing AK47s in the country, the weapons are still being used by criminals, especially those who commit cash-in-transit (CIT) robberies. Cele declared the national firearms amnesty period in December last year after Parliament approved it. The process is part of government’s plan to deal with illegal and unwanted firearms in communities. The minister announced that 2 266 firearms were handed in at various police stations across all provinces in the less than 50 days since the amnesty period was declared.
‘Infringing on every South Africans’ right to life’
National Police Commissioner General Khehla Sitole said section 13 of the Firearms Control Act sets out the requirements for self-defence when one applies for a firearm. He said there were also other provisions for hunting and sporting activities in the act, which may change once the review process is concluded. Sitole stressed that all firearms surrendered during the amnesty period were safe because they were subjected to a physical security assessment process. He said all stations which passed the assessment and met the safety requirements were declared centres where firearms could be kept, while others were being worked on to meet the safety requirements.
Police called for calm over the Draft Bill on Gun Licences which proposed taking away self-defence as a reason to own a gun, News24 previously reported.
The amended Firearms Control Act of 2000 cannot allow individuals to own more than one firearm, Police Minister Bheki Cele has said. The minister was speaking in Linden, Johannesburg, on Tuesday while receiving over 200 surrendered weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition from a dealer. During the handover, Cele said the act was well under review although further consultations were yet to get underway.
He said it would be wonderful to have a country where individuals were not issued with firearms and that, among other issues, the ministry was fighting for weapons not to be issued to individuals. “One thing we are trying to put there [in the review], is that individuals should not have firearms. “One funny thing about the present Firearms Act is that it allows individuals in South Africa to have an unlimited number of firearms, and definitely the incoming act can’t allow that,” the minister said during the briefing.
Suid-Afrika is ‘n land met die meeste aanrandings en moorde, met onwettige vuurwapens. Moorde word bykans almal met onwettige AKs en swaar geweer gedoen. Maar dit is die gewettigdes wat “ontwapen” word en waar minister dit uitspreek dat burgers nie ‘n reg het tot ‘n vuurwapen nie.
Ministers moet eerstens ontslae raak van onwettige vuurwapens wat onwettig die land ingebring is, al sedert 1961 (AK’s).
Waarom het die ministers veiligheidswagte en blouligbrigades wat hulle vergesel, vir wie is hulle bang?
Luister, sien en lees – Hulle het van die bes gesofistikeerde voertuie wat in konvooie rye, wat koeelvas is, hulle dra koeelvaste baadjies en dan het hulle nog bestuurders en wagte ook om een persoon te beskerm – en ONS betaal hiervoor.
Hoe F#@#$%N bang moet mens wees om dit daagliks te beleef? Hulle het dit met opset oor hulself gebring omdat hulle alles beheer en ook oor ons – want ons betaal daarvoor?
Skielik is selfs die rooiwagbrigade saam die SAPS en ministers se blouligbrigades. Daar is selfs raadslede wat veiligheidswagte het op vlak 3 regering en stadsrade betaal daarvoor.
Speaking about amendments to the Firearms Control Act at a media briefing in Linden on 14 January, Cele stated that “One thing we are trying to put there, is that individuals should not have firearms.”
Bheki Cele has finally outright admitted that he wants civilian firearm ownership banned.
He then continued, “One funny thing about the present Firearms Act is that it allows individuals in South Africa to have an unlimited number of firearms, and definitely the incoming act can’t allow that.”
To summarise – in short, our Minister of Police wants all citizens disarmed in the 9th most homicidal nation on Earth.
Out of the eight nations more murderous than us, one has an outright ban on civilian firearm ownership (Venezuela), four have de facto gun bans (El Salvador, Jamaica, Honduras, and Belize), and three have highly restrictive and draconian firearm laws (U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Vincent and Grenadines, and Lesotho).
Not a single one of the Top 10 Most Homicidal Countries on Earth has permissive or unrestrictive firearm legislation. This is what we call a correlation. And one which Cele either wilfully ignores (because it doesn’t suit his agenda), or is ignorant of. The latter is a disgrace, as all the data is easily obtainable and in the public domain.
But then Bheki Cele has always been anti-gun. He nailed his colours to the mast early in 2018 already. And little, if anything, has changed since. His first year in office was riddled with failures and scandals, and he has yet to address a single key issue plaguing his ministry.
It is nothing short of astounding that the Minister of Police, under whose stewardship the SAPS faces crippling budget cuts and stands accused of such rampant corruption and criminality that the organisation can be considered all but criminally captured, is now suggesting complete civilian disarmament.
With this as background, let us remember that the National Commissioner of Police admitted to Parliament that it is “impossible” for the SAPS to fulfil its constitutional mandate.
The National Commissioner of Police tells Parliament that the SAPS are overstretched, and that it is impossible for them to fulfill their constitutional mandate.