The Occasional Sport Shooting or Hunting Licences by Damian Enslin
One of the easier types of licences to obtain is the occasional sport shooting or occasional hunting licence in terms of Section 15 of the Firearms Control Act, 60 of 2000 (FCA). Although the FCA appears to have few stipulations for such a licence, my experience in having dealt with such applications for some time, as well as dealing with appeals after such licence applications have been refused, means I have a fairly good idea of what is required by SAPS.
Ensuring a "BULLETPROOF" licence application motivation
by Damian Enslin
Part one: The section 13 Self-Defence licence application
Using a Sport Shooting or Hunting Firearm for Self Defence by Damian Enslin
Can I use my dedicated sport shooting/hunting firearm (Section 16 licence) and/or occasional sport shooting/ hunting firearm (Section 15 licence) for self-defence?
Process for a firearm licence by Damian Enslin
An accredited training provider is an entity legally permitted to conduct proficiency training in firearms, said entity being accredited with the South African Professional Firearm Trainers’ Council (PFTC), as well as with the SAPS.
What to do if your licence has expired by Damian Enslin
Damian Enslin from Michael Matthews & Associates receives numerous calls and daily emails from persons whose licences have expired and have failed to renew these timeously or at all. Here he gives advice on what to do.
Late licence renewal update by Damian Enslin
The latest development in the late licence renewal saga is that the application brought by the South African Arms and Dealers Association (SAAADA) on 5 April 2016 was struck from the roll and dismissed with costs.
Don't leave your guns in the car: by Damian Enslin
Your guns must either be secured in a safe or carried with you every moment of the day. Damian explains why this is so important.
On a recent journey with two friends to the Southern Cape for a shooting competition, we stopped at a filling station for fuel, to use the facilities and to get something to eat. After we were back on the road, my friend (let’s call him John) said: “You know, guys, we’ve all just broken the law.”