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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.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016 13:15

Anniversary of Senzo Meyiwa’s murder falls within International Disarmament Week: Take action to stop gun violence

In the 12 months since Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead, 6,500 other South Africans have been shot and killed, the majority of whom are young men like Meyiwa; yet no concrete steps have been taken to prevent gun violence despite unprecedented calls for government action. 

Wednesday, 24 February 2016 12:51

Corruption in firearms industry makes us all a target: Fraudulent issuing of firearms proficiency certificates underscores the risk of a gun in the home as legal gun owners may not have the necessary knowledge and skills to responsibly own a firearm

As part of the #GunFreeValentine campaign; Gun Free SA and Sonke Gender Justice call for an immediate investigation into the firearms industry after the latest media exposé filmed the Secretary of the South African Professional Firearms Trainers Council selling a fraudulent firearms proficiency certificate to a journalist. 

Thursday, 11 February 2016 13:11

If your partner owns a gun, you could be the next target

Gun Free SA, the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) and Sonke Gender Justice today launched the #GunFreeValentine campaign to highlight that women in South Africa are more likely to be killed by an intimate partner than by a stranger, with firearms in the home posing a specific risk. 

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