Gun owners ‘must carry licences’

2009-10-27 11:19

Gun owners who carry their arms in public must also carry the

relevant firearm licence and their identity document, Gauteng police warned

today.

“These documents are very important as they (owners) may at any

moment be confronted by law enforcement officers during police operations,” Supt

Eugene Opperman said.

In routine stop and searches carried out in the province over the

past 24 hours, 13 people were arrested and eight illegal firearms were

recovered, he said.

“One such incident on Monday involved the arrest of four suspects

after information was received that the men were planning to commit an armed

house robbery in Alberton. The vehicle used by the suspects was stopped on the

Old Vereeniging road in Alrode South. On searching the vehicle police found a

stolen revolver in the car. All four men were arrested.”

In an unrelated incident, Springs police investigating an alleged

kidnapping case went to an address in 3rd street.

On searching the premises they found an illegal firearm. One person

was arrested.


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