Message from Frederick Bernal in Willem Petzer Live Chat #general
Especially as it pertains to gun control and self defence
SA gun laws are causing chaos at the moment.
What part of the firearm is considered the “gun” itself in SA?
In the US and in Canada just the receiver is the firearm
Everything else can be acquired with out a license or permit in general
In the UK it is the bolt, and trigger mechanism
Or is it the case that in SA every component is regulated?
Im just asking on GOSA facebook group.
From what I can find it seems “main firearm component” means the barrel, frame, receiver, slide, bolt or breech-block of a firearm
That is more onerous than what the UK has to deal with
Those CAD files would still be very resourceful for those with the right tools and equipment though
What is your source for info on componet regulations in SA?
Right at the top
Basically under definitions
Further I found more info on a forum on the topic back in 2012
Barrel needs to be registered with your license it seems
Well enjoy the CAD files, for educational purposes
Its stupidly difficult to get a gun licence now, my cousin needed a police officer to sign his form and in the police station a black officer said "why do you need a gun? your going to kill my people with it?' and tore it up.
That is stupid
yaman and the irony is that we all had guns and handed them over in the amnesty
It would be interesting to know those numbers
I imagine some people held back some
Even here in Canada when we had 4-5 million licensed people only half opted in the new licensed system
That was back in the 90s
will never get them all, also i suspect that they sold alot of them to criminals or 'lost' them
The RCMP screwed the pooch on the registry as well as half of the data got scrambled
So there are a lot of firearms off the reserve
They aren’t being used in crimes though
More likely to have been tucked away in SA
Depending on the circumstances for each owner at that time