2009-10-27: SAGA: CIVILIAN FIREARM OWNERSHIP

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2009-10-27: SAGA: CIVILIAN FIREARM OWNERSHIP

Postby GOSA » Mon, 2009-11-16 15:11

SAGA (SA GUNOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION) PRESS RELEASE
Release date: 26 October 2009


SUBJECT: CIVILIAN FIREARM OWNERSHIP


SAGA notes, with dismay, the recent misleading public announcement by President Zuma that “this country has too many guns in the hands of citizens”. This announcement, following so closely on Police Minister Mthethwa’s recent comment that “rampant crime was in part to blame on the high number of firearms among civilians” indicates that the elected representatives of the citizens of our country are, once again, being misled by the fact-free wishful thinking of those few biased individuals who see the world as they want it to be rather than accepting the realities of life.


SAGA notes that it has recently been discussed in Parliament that rogue elements within the SAPS, not the private citizen, are supplying criminals with police firearms.


SAGA, once again, records that world-wide evidence proves that firearms in private hands reduces, not increases, crime levels. SAGA will be happy to present this evidence to our government again.


SAGA again urges our government to take note that the right to self defence is a basic human right and suggests that they address the problem of an increasing number of police weapons being sold to criminal elements rather than distracting their attention to private gun owners who reduce crime rather than increase it.



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