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25 Nov

What are your firearm rights?  by Damian Enslin

What rights do a firearm owner have in terms of South African law and, more importantly, the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, Act 108 of 1996?

25 Nov

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.

15 Sep

Ensuring a "BULLETPROOF" licence application motivation

by Damian Enslin

Part one:  The section 13 Self-Defence licence application

14 Sep

UPDATE: Late renewal situation

by Damian Enslin

20 Jul

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?

19 Jul

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.

03 Jun

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.

01 Jun

Road Block Blues by Damian Enslin

What do you do when stopped at a road  block by the police?  Damian Enslin from  Michael Matthews & Associates looks at the implications of having a self defense  firearm in your possession.

01 Jun

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.

31 May

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.

Dear Damian

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.”