2008-03-02 : Gun owners' call to arms


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2008-03-02 : Gun owners' call to arms

Postby GOSA » Mon, 2008-04-14 07:17

Gun owners' call to arms

Johannesburg, South Africa

02 March 2008 08:04

South Africans should arm themselves to ward off criminals, regardless of
government's efforts to disarm citizens, Gun Owners South Africa (Gosa) said
on Saturday.

Gosa's national chairperson Thomas Eastes said in a statement: "We advocate
that all citizens of SA legally arm themselves regardless of government's
ideological intention to disarm them with the Firearms Control Act 60 of
2000, and thereby ensure the freedom, prosperity and future that we owe to
our children."

"The onus to protect yourself and your families resides with you, the legal
citizen alone, as the SAPS [South African Police Service] appear not to be
trustworthy and caring of the plight of the law-abiding citizens that pay
their salaries," he said.

Gosa said South Africa's justice system was "on the verge of collapse" and
that the police and security forces were "in a state of total disarray".

Corruption was rife from the from the lowest to the highest levels of the
police force.

Gosa said it believes that the situation may have deteriorated past "a point
of no return", and therefore appealed to all citizens to pursue a path "that
will assure their safety, livelihood and future". - Sapa
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