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Will SAFA's call for stricter gun laws decrease crime?

4 November 2014 4:38 PM
Guy Lamb has undertaken research on arms control and violence reduction, for more than 15 years, and has produced various publications in this regard.

The SA Football Association has appointed advocate Norman Arendse to lead a campaign for a law to remove all illegal guns from the streets, its president Danny Jordaan said in Johannesburg on Tuesday.

"It is about unlicensed, stolen, and illegal firearms. It is not about legal firearms. We don't want to confuse our issue," Jordaan told a packed media room at the soccer body's headquarters.

"It is a complex matter. It deals with the law and the Constitution and we felt, who better than Norman Arendse to lead the charge."

Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead in Vosloorus, Ekurhuleni, while visiting his singer girlfriend Kelly Khumalo last Sunday. Two men entered the house demanding cellphones, shot him, and fled.

Will stricter gun laws result in a decrease in gun crime?

John spoke to the Director of UCT's Safety and Violence Initiative, Guy Lamb:


4 November 2014 4:38 PM