Reducing gun deaths from 34 a day in 1998 to 18 a day in 2009: Gun Free SA played a key role in establishing the Gun Control Alliance, which lobbied for stricter gun laws; the Firearms Control Act was passed in 2000.
On 7 June 2018 the Constitutional Court ruled that gun ownership is not a fundamental right under SA’s Bill of Rights, rather it is a privilege regulated by the Firearms Control Act. GFSA acted as amicus curiae (friend of the court) in the case.
There is no evidence anywhere in the world that having a gun for self defence make people safer. In fact, the vast majority of illegal guns are stolen from armed civilians in SA.
As the world talks disarmament at the start of UN Disarmament week, South Africans are doing the same