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Northern Kenya’s disarmament dilemma

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Banditry and the proliferation of illegal small arms are critical drivers of insecurity in Kenya’s North Rift Region. Survey-derived baselines project the number of...

Gauteng police recover over 400 firearms

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The South African Police Service (SAPS) in Gauteng, together with other law enforcement agencies, has recovered over 400 firearms and 6 000 live rounds...

Looser gun laws could deepen Nigeria’s security crisis

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Despite Nigeria’s strict gun ownership laws, the country remains the region’s largest illicit small arms market, adding to the nation’s dire security crisis. Inefficient...

Ghana’s sophisticated artisanal firearms trade needs regulating

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All it takes to manufacture a craft firearm in Ghana is US$9. Gunsmiths produce about 200 000 of these illegal weapons a year, selling...

19 firearms, drugs seized in Western Cape operations

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Western Cape police last week scored major successes when 19 illegal firearms, 790 rounds of ammunition and drugs worth R2 million were confiscated during...

SAPS destroys 24 901 firearms

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The South African Police Service (SAPS) on Thursday destroyed 24 901 firearms, which include firearms voluntarily handed over during the previous two firearm amnesty...

Stiff resistance to South Africa’s proposed gun law changes

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Some 60 000 people have signed the Democratic Alliance’s petition against the proposed Firearms Control Bill, which seeks to remove self defence as a...

Fourteen nabbed for possession of illegal firearms

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Police arrested 14 suspects and recovered two unlicensed firearms and ammunition on Friday night in Khayelitsha, in Cape Town. Members attached to Tactical Combat Task Team (TRT/POP)...

Thousands of firearms destroyed in SA

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Police Deputy Minister Cassel Mathale and National Police Commissioner, General Khehla Sitole, witnessed destruction of over 23 000 firearms either confiscated or surrendered to...

Gun with a chip: U.S. Army contracts may lead to a...

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A carbine that can call in an airstrike. A computer-aided scope on a machine gun that can turn just about anyone into a marksman....

Cele to request firearm amnesty period

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Police Minister Bheki Cele says to deal with the proliferation of illegal firearms - which are a major contributor to crime levels – the...

SA must relook at access to firearms: Cele

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South Africa would be better off if only its armed forces and not private citizens had access to firearms, Police Minister Bheki Cele said...

Americans own nearly half world’s guns in civilian hands

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Americans make up 4 percent of the world's population but owned about 46 percent of the estimated 857 million weapons in civilian...

Gunmaker Remington gets approval for loan to carry it through

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U.S. gunmaker Remington Outdoor Co Inc won court approval on Tuesday to borrow an interim $75 million to sustain its business during...

US gunmaker Remington files for bankruptcy

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Remington Outdoor Co Inc, one of the largest U.S. makers of firearms, filed for bankruptcy protection on Sunday to carry out a...

Thousands of police not competent to carry firearms

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No less than 3 500 policemen and women are uncertified to carry firearms and a "startling" 11 000 do not have competency...

Stolen or lost police weapons

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Police have either lost or had more than 2 500 firearms stolen over the past three financial years. Democratic Alliance shadow police minister...

Trump administration prepares to ease export rules for U.S. guns

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The Trump administration is preparing to make it easier for American gun makers to sell small arms, including assault rifles and ammunition, to foreign...

Hawks investigating missing firearms

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Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has expressed dismay at reports that 33 firearms have disappeared from two police stations – the Bellville South...

SAPS to study judgement of firearm renewals

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The South African Police Service says it will study the Gauteng North High Court ruling which declared two sections of the Firearms...

Minister Mbalula vows to silence SA’s guns

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Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has vowed to disarm South Africa by 2063. "We must silent the guns by 2063… We have developed a...

Book Review: Firearms Developed and Manufactured in Southern Africa 1949-2000

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This weighty tome is a definitive reference guide to firearms developed during the region's golden age of gunmaking. It took seventeen contributors...

ISS: Will fewer firearms make South Africa safer?

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Hlupha was eight when he got his first gun and his neighbour taught him to commit crime. His first robbery was of...

Parliamentary question: lost and stolen firearms

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2571. Dr P J Groenewald (FF Plus) to ask the Minister of Police: (1)       How many firearms belonging to (a) private persons, (b) private...

Stolen firearms far outweigh lost ones

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South African security forces in the form of the national defence force and the police service had almost nine times as many...

10th of police cannot shoot

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More than 27 000 police officers on active duty have failed the firearms proficiency test - making them a danger to their...

SANDF lost only one weapon in 2010

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The SA National Defence Force lost only one weapon last year. "...we noted that in 2010 there was only one (1)...

Police gun losses tops 12 000

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Institutional failure has resulted in the loss of almost 12 000 police firearms over the past five years, the Democratic Alliance says....

Parliamentary Question: DoP: firearms

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Media statement: Minister Mthethwa urges security companies to monitor their firearms Strict compliance and greater cooperation between private security and SAPS is crucial The...

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...

The South African Firearms Control Act: A complete failure or work...

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Much of the criticism levelled against the South African Firearms Control Act (FCA) of the year 2000 (as amended) target the delays...

Public ‘misled’ about gun laws

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The Freedom Front Plus has accused Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa and national police Commissioner Bheki Cele of misleading the public about firearms....