Parliamentary Question: DoP: destroyed firearms

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1562. Mr P J Groenewald (FF Plus) to ask the Minister of Police:
(1) How many (a) firearms have been destroyed by the SA Police Service (SAPS) in each year since the implementation of the Firearms Control Act, Act 60 of 2000, (b) of these firearms (i) were handed in to the SAPS for disposal by lawful owners and (ii) were illegal firearms;

(2) whether he will make a statement on the matter?

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REPLY:
(1)(a) From 1 April 2004 to 31 March 2011, 753 118 firearms have been destroyed by the South African Police Service since the implementation of the Firearms Control Act, Act 60 of 2000.
(b)(i) of these firearms, 182 574 were handed in to the SAPS for disposal by lawful owners; and
(b)(ii) 174 205 were illegal firearms.
(2) I have already made a number of statements on this issue



Reply to question 1562 approved by the Minister