SAPS : 2006-11-28 : Renewal of Firearm Licences

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SAPS : 2006-11-28 : Renewal of Firearm Licences

Postby GOSA » Tue, 2006-12-05 11:18

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Renewal of Firearm Licences

MEDIA STATEMENT FROM THE OFFICE OF THE NATIONAL COMMISSIONER OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE

Pretoria 28 November 2006

The South African Police Service (SAPS) is once more reminding and urging all businesses to have their firearm licences, permits or authorisations renewed on or before 31st December 2006.

All persons born between April and June have until the 31st March 2007 to have their firearm licences renewed. Those that were born between July and September have until 31st March 2008 to have their firearm licences renewed and those that were born between October and December have until 31st March 2009 to have their firearm licences renewed.

However, firearm licence holders may opt to voluntarily surrender their firearms to the South African Police Service (SAPS) for destruction purposes, sell their firearms to a licenced dealer or another person or legal entity, deactivate their firearms through a licenced gunsmith, or permanently export the firearm.

It must be noted that persons/businesses who fail to apply for the renewal of their firearm licences, permits or authorisation before the end of the stipulated period may be prosecuted unless he/she is able to prove to the satisfaction of the Registrar that he or she was, for the stipulated period unable to renew the firearm licence due to:

his/her absence from the country;
his/her mental or physical incapacity; or
due to circumstances for which he or she was not responsible, or unable to lodge an application as required by the Firearms Control Legislation.
“HEED THE CALL AND CONTRIBUTE IN PROMOTING RESPONSIBLE FIREARM-OWNERSHIP”

Enquiries:

Director Phuti Setati
Section Head: Media Relations
Communication and Liaison Services
SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
HEAD OFFICE

TEL : [012] 393 5490/1 FAX : [012] 393 5525/27 CELL: 082 778 4312
E-MAIL: mediarelations@saps.org.za
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