Evidence that SA’s Firearms Control Act (2000) has saved thousands of lives has been presented at the University of Oxford. The research, which was published in the March 2014 edition of the reputable American Journal of Public Health, was presented at the South African Democracy Conference at the University of Oxford by specialist scientist, Dr Richard Matzopoulos, who showed that 4,585 lives were saved across five SA cities from 2001 to 2005 because of the Firearms Control Act.

STATEMENT: South Africa’s firearms control act has saved thousands of lives

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