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Spurious refusals by the CFR

by Damian Enslin

Recently there have been a number of spurious rejections by the Central Firearm Registry (CFR), what I call ‘machine gun’ refusals.

Latest on the Legal Front

by Damian Enslin

It was confirmed on 30 January 2017 that the Minister of Police has withdrawn the Draft Firearms Control Amendment Bill, 2015 to the Firearms Control Act, 60 of 2000. Readers may be aware that certain portions of the 2015 Bill were highly objectionable vis-à-vis ballistic sampling and micro dots being placed on firearms, as well as dedicated sports shooters being limited to two semi-automatic rifles or shotguns.

WTR Regional Shoot

by Dusty Devil aka Damian Enslin

The Western Territory Rangers (WTR) of Cape Town held its well-attended regional shoot on 19 November 2016 at the False Bay Sports Shooting Cub in Glencairn, Cape Town. The WTR is affiliated to the Western Shooters of South Africa (WSSA).

Late Renewal Update

By Damian Enslin

On Thursday 24 November 2016, an application brought by the South African Arms and Ammunitions Dealers (SAAADA) against the South African Police Service (SAPS) was heard in the North Gauteng High Court before Judge Raulinga. However, Judge Raulinga declined to grant any relief, and directed further that the matter be postponed to around 20 April 2017, with the final date still to be determined.


Here we deal with dedicated sports shooting and hunting licence applications in terms of Section 16 of the Firearm Control Act 60 of 2000 (FCA).
By Damian Enslin

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?

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

UPDATE: Late renewal situation

by Damian Enslin

The Fastest Guns in the West by Damian Enslin

The Western Shooters of South Africa (WSSA) held its annual National Shooting Competition at the Lion Mountain Rangers (LMR) in Bloemfontein over the weekend of 30 April to 1 May 2016.