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Court rules gun licenses valid until act tested

Postby GOSA » Fri, 2009-06-26 14:22

http://www.ewn.co.za/articleprog.aspx?id=16270

Court rules gun licenses valid until act tested

All gun licenses will remain valid until the constitutionality of the Firearms Control Act has been tested.

Tuesday had been set as the deadline for unlicensed gun owners to hand over the guns.

It was found the SAPS did not have capacity to deal with the hundreds of thousands of people who have not applied for gun licenses even if they did bring applications by next week Tuesday.

The court said there was a prima facie case that the Firearms Control Act’s constitutionality may be challenged and said until this matter has been settled, all gun licenses will be deemed valid.

This means although the deadline for renewals expires next week, police will not be able to arrest gun owners as previously threatened.
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The FCA is NOT dead

Postby Jack » Thu, 2009-07-02 13:17

It MUST be remembered that even though the hunters won this case, the FCA is still very much alive and kicking. Not a damn thing has changed and licences are still being refused wholesale.

While very much a victory, the hunters case has won us a bit of breathing space, nothing more. The entire FCA MUST be scrapped. Before anyone jumps up and down with the idea the FCA can be fixed, it cannot, it gives the SAP far too much power, powers that they exceed on a regular basis.

Stand up and DEMAND your rights, don't leave it to others.

Sometimes I wonder if the majority of South African gun owners are deaf, daft or simply stupid.
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Re: The FCA is NOT dead

Postby crimefree » Thu, 2009-12-24 12:37

Jack wrote:It MUST be remembered that even though the hunters won this case, the FCA is still very much alive and kicking. Not a damn thing has changed and licences are still being refused wholesale.

While very much a victory, the hunters case has won us a bit of breathing space, nothing more. The entire FCA MUST be scrapped. Before anyone jumps up and down with the idea the FCA can be fixed, it cannot, it gives the SAP far too much power, powers that they exceed on a regular basis.

Stand up and DEMAND your rights, don't leave it to others.

Sometimes I wonder if the majority of South African gun owners are deaf, daft or simply stupid.


Good question and your answer is right here

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