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Constitutional Court ruling: Gun ownership is a privilege, not a right

Gun Free SA acted as amicus curiae (friend of the court) in a 2018 case in which the Minister of Police appealed a High Court judgment which ruled in favour of a South African Hunters and Game Conservation Association application challenging the constitutionality of regular gun licence renewals.

Using evidence provided by Gun Free SA, the ConCourt unanimously ruled that gun ownership is not a fundamental right under our Bill of Rights, rather it is a privilege regulated by the Firearms Control Act.

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