29 September 2020 - NW2019
Faber, Mr WF to ask the Minister of Police
Whether the primary reason of the firearm amnesty was to get illegal firearms out of circulation; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details;
- Yes, the primary reason of the firearm amnesty was to remove illegal firearms out of circulation. A total of 44 753 illegal firearms, were handed in.
- (2)(a) Yes, firearm amnesty provides firearm owners with an opportunity to hand in unwanted firearms.
- (2)(b) No, in terms of Section 28(1)(a) of the Firearms Control Act(Act No. 60 of 2000), a licence terminates if it has not been renewed. The Act does not provide for the renewal of expired licences.
Reply to question 2019 recommended
GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Reply to question 2019 approved
MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP