In the Media

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.

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. 

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