Monday, 26 April 2021 10:56

Deal with firearms in a deceased estate

If the owner of a firearm has died, the Firearms Control Act (2000) prescribes how the firearm must be dealt with by the heir.

If you have inherited a firearm, under the Firearms Control Act (2000) you have the following 4 options to choose from: Hand the firearm to the police to be destroyed Sell the firearm; proof of the new licence holder must be provided Arrange for the firearm to be deactivated by a gunsmith; the gunsmith must issue a certificate to confirm that this has been done Apply for a new license under the Firearms Control Act No. 60 of 2000. If the firearm in an estate cannot be found, a case must be opened at the local police station.

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