Month: December 2016

What are your firearm rights?

Published originally in Gun Africa (edition 27). http://www.gunafrica.com/item/258-what-are-your-firearm-rights   What rights do a firearm owner have in terms of South African law and, more importantly, the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, Act 108 of 1996?   The right to own a firearm is not entrenched in our Constitution, unlike the Constitution of the …

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Occasional Sport Shooting or Hunting Licences

Published originally in Gun Africa (edition 27). http://www.gunafrica.com/item/257-the-occasional-sport-shooting-or-hunting-licences   One of the easier types of licences to obtain is the occasional sport shooting or occasional hunting licence in terms of Section 15 of the Firearms Control Act, 60 of 2000 (FCA). Although the FCA appears to have few stipulations for such a licence, my experience …

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Late Renewal of Firearm Licences – What is the situation?

Published originally in Gun Africa edition 26 (September 2016). http://www.gunafrica.com/item/221-update-late-renewal-situation   UPDATE: Late renewal situation We take a look at the latest developments with regard to the late renewal of licences – that is, persons who have submitted their licence renewal application either within 90 days of the expiry of the licence, but more often …

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Ensuring a “BULLETPROOF” licence application motivation – Part One

Published originally in Gun Africa edition 26 (September). http://www.gunafrica.com/item/228-ensuring-a-bulletproof-licence-application-motivation   Part One:  The Section 13 Self-Defence licence application Here we highlight what constitutes a good, proper and detailed motivation for various licence applications. These articles are not the final word, and are only meant to serve as a guide to ensuring that your licence application …

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