Gunowners not happy with mall gun ban

Like many shopping centres in South Africa, Cape Town's Canal Walk Shopping Centre has always had a "no-gun" policy, but this was rarely enforced.

But with a recent upswing in armed robberies at the mall and at other retail centres, management at Canal Walk have increased their security measures by implementing additional undercover security guards and more frequent random stop-and -searches at entrances to see if people are carrying firearms (legal or otherwise).

In a statement, Canal Walk chief executive Gavin Wood says the measures are in the best interest of their shoppers.

But not everyone is happy - especially licensed gun owners. A number of them have vowed to take their business elsewhere if this ban is enforced.

Martin Hood, a spokesperson for the Confederation of Hunting Associations of SA and also for the Gun Dealers Association of South Africa, says that this move makes no sense as it disarms the wrong people. Listen to his interview with Kieno Kammies here:

Gun free zones

Unlike places such as Grand West, Canal Walk is not a gun-free zone in terms of South Africa's firearm legislation, and therefore does not have a system where gun owners can hand in their firearms at a dedicated facility.


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