Lobbyists call for better policing instead of stricter gun laws


The decision by Parliament’s portfolio committee on police to hold back the contentious Firearms Control Amendment Bill has been welcomed, with lobbyists calling the removal of the “self-defence” clause as a reason to apply for a gun licence as absurd. The committee’s chairperson, Tina Joemat-Pettersson, has proposed that the Firearms Control Amendment Bill not be prioritised but held back for further consideration. Instead, the committee agreed to prioritise the Criminal Law (Forensic Procedures) Bill, also known as the DNA Bill, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) Amendment Bill as well as the South African Police Service (Saps) Amendment Bill. https://www.citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/crime/2928623/proliferation-of-illegal-guns-threatens-state-security/…

Source: citizen