Keep close watch on your gun

2017-05-09 06:00

Brigadier Cass Goolam, commander of Mitchell’s Plain Police Station, encourages residents to exercise responsible firearm ownership and ensure their guns are kept in a safe.

By law firearms should be kept in a safe that cannot be accessed by anyone other than the owner of the valid licence.

He urges residents to keep firearms away from children and to teach them that guns are not toys.

If a theft occurs, owners need to report the loss immediately.

In an unrelated matter, a man was arrested on Wednesday last week for possession of an unlicenced firearm and illegal possession of ammunition.

At 13:00, Mitchell’s Plain police were doing crime prevention duties when they received information about a man who went into a house with a firearm in Elandskloof Street, Tafelsig. There they found a firearm hidden in the bedroom. The Star 9mm pistol with a magazine, an R5 round, three 9mm rounds, one shotgun round and one round of unknown calibre were confiscated.

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