Gun owners association say Saps gun licence renewal op is overkill

The South African Gun Owners Association has raised concern over a Saps operation aimed at gun owners who have expired gun licenses. It does not believe the order appears to come from the normal channels of the Central Firearms Registry.

The association’s Jonathan Deal says the raid will target gun owners particularly in Kraaifontein and Durbanville.

He says they are unhappy with the manner in which this has been done.

We had a report that one gun owner had up to 13 policemen in his home. That is unnecessary to put a family through that type of trauma, its unnecessary to create that type of thing for dealing with something that could be done through the normal mechanisms of a Firearms Control Act.

Jonathan Deal, Media and Communications member of the SA Gunowners association

We have been informed that it came down at the highest level, it bypassed what is known in the firearms fraternity as FLASH....and it bypassed all of those channels apparently from a national level down to a provincial commissioner level and then passed on to central fire arms registrar personnel in the Western Cape.

Jonathan Deal, Media and Communications member of the SA Gunowners association

What we find particularly interesting is that this issue has been in front of the South African Police Services for about two years and is within about two weeks of being dealt with by the High Court in Gauteng with regard to this exact issue, and why they would choose to deal with it in this manner at this juncture is very perplexing.

Jonathan Deal, Media and Communications member of the SA Gunowners association

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