Gunservant.com is a place where you can read about the latest developments at the sharp-edge of the South African gun ownership debate. I believe that all people have the right to defend themselves and their loved ones, and that the most effective way to do so is through the responsible use of firearms. Firearm ownership is seen as a privilege by some, and as an inalienable right by many others. I fall into the latter category.
It’s one of the features of my profession. If like me, you’re a policeman, you have to understand that at social occasions you will be introduced as such every bloody time.
Women of SA: Armed and Ready
Private Shooting Incident: You Have Now Shot a Bad Guy
Roughly a week ago I received a telephone call from a friend pertaining to an incident that just occurred in his neighbourhood.
So it seems my social media feed is being dominated by a video of a ‘self-defense instructor’ who is using some very contentious and indeed, from my point of view, enormously hazardous practices.
I am not, contrary to popular belief, alluding to undeclared arms caches from the Struggle Era or equivalent sources of guns and ammunition. Quite the opposite, in fact.