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2710, 2022
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Guns are out of hand

27 Oct 2022|Media Releases|

Gun violence comes from many sides: murder, mischance, mistakes… but every shooting is avoidable – if there was no gun at all. This Global Disarmament Week (24-30 October 2022), GFSA launched the #GunsoutofHand campaign to tell the stories of ordinary South Africans whose lives have been instantly shattered by a gun.

“By showing the irreparable and irreversible impact guns out […]

2710, 2022

BRIEFING 3 of 2022: Using the principle of limits to stop SA’s gun violence epidemic

27 Oct 2022|Gun Policy Briefs|

The latest quarterly crime statistics confirm the gun violence epidemic in South Africa: 30 people were murdered with a gun every day between 1 April and 30 June 2022, up from 23 a day in 2019/20. Briefing 3 summarises the latest statistics on gun violence in South Africa, as well as studies that offer solutions to our gun violence epidemic.

2906, 2022

NEWSLETTER: June 2022 – Human rights, self-defence and public safety

29 Jun 2022|In the News|

Welcome to GFSA’s June 2022 newsletter, contents include:

  • Guns and human rights: in conversation with Jeremy Vearey
  • Changing pattern of gun violence: more multiple shootings, more multiple shots, more women killed in public spaces
  • The burden of gun violence on SA’s health system
  • Protecting our youth
  • New SA research highlights risk of guns for self-defence
  • Gun violence is preventable

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1506, 2022

BRIEFING 2 of 2022: Gun control, self-defence and public safety

15 Jun 2022|Gun Policy Briefs|

Crime statistics for January to March 2022 confirm that violent crime in South Africa continues to rise.

In this context of high levels of crime, a weak criminal justice system, proposed amendments to tighten gun controls (including banning guns for self-defence), as well as forceful marketing by the firearms industry that guns are effective for self-defence, we can expect gun sales […]

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