SAIRR : A better model for the management of guns

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SAIRR : A better model for the management of guns

Postby GOSA » Wed, 2009-07-08 09:09

SAIRR Today: Going off at half cock – a better model for the management of guns in our society - 3rd July 2009

Last week the Pretoria High Court issued a ruling effectively suspending several provisions of the Firearms Control Act of 2000. This piece of legislation had long been dogged by controversy. Firearms owners and their representative bodies will now go to court to argue the constitutional and administrative failings of the Act. The mess that the government’s handling of the Act is fast becoming does not revolve around the question of whether people should have guns. It is rather a question that raises important constitutional, governance, and crime prevention matters – not least of which is the law of unintended consequences. The Institute this week suggests a more workable framework for the management of firearms in our society.

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Note : While GOSA agrees that this framework might be "more workable" than the current one (ANYTHING is more workable than the current state) we definitely don't endorse it as a solution to the perceived problem. Firearms are not the problem, and while the police and the army has firearms, firearms cannot be controlled.

Criminals are the problem.

Unfortunately it's easier to blame the guns.
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