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Saturday, 25 November 2017 12:26

Know the law, use the law, save a woman’s or child’s life this 16 Days of Activism

Three women and one child will be shot and killed today. By the end of the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children, 48 women and 16 children will have been shot dead; while a further 192 women and 64 children will have been shot and injured, possibly permanently disabled. These deaths are preventable: The removal of guns and prohibition of gun ownership following threats or acts of violence are recognised globally as important interventions that can prevent future violence. 

Wednesday, 01 November 2017 12:27

Response to loss of 2000 guns by police in 4 years

The Minister of Police has admitted that 2027 guns were stolen from police armouries in the last four years. These guns are now part of the illegal pool of guns, and outside of any control. There are two ways to get rid of illegal guns: Mop up illegal guns and close the tap leaking guns into the illegal pool. 

Tuesday, 24 October 2017 12:29

Response to 2016-17 crime stats: Guns fueling violent crime – 18 to 21 murders committed with guns every day

Poor enforcement of gun control laws is leaking guns from the legal to the illegal pool and driving South Africa’s year-on-year increase in violent crime. 

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 12:32

World Mental Health Day: Five things you need to know about guns and suicide

Guns are the most lethal suicide method. The World Health Organisation (WHO) reports that 17% of all suicides are committed using a firearm, these types of suicide attempts are almost always fatal and also the most preventable.

Tuesday, 04 July 2017 12:39

Welcome ruling upholding gun licence renewals, urges state enforcement and public compliance with gun law to stop gun violence

Gun Free SA welcomes today’s North Gauteng High Court’s ruling which recognises that regular gun licence renewals are an integral part of an effective gun control system while stipulating that South Africa’s gun law needs to be properly enforced.

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