Lock up legal guns

2017-07-25 06:00

Licensed firearm owners are encouraged to practise responsible ownership and guard against theft.

Police confiscated another firearm following a tip-off on Monday last week.

Mitchell’s Plain police were busy conducting crime prevention duties in Fontuin Street, Tafelsig after 23:00 when they received a tip-off about a man keeping a firearm at his house.

On arrival the officers searched the house and found a silver Norinco 9mm pistol with a magazine and 31 live rounds.

The 34-year-old man was not licenced to possess the gun or ammunition and was ­arrested.

He has since appeared in the Mitchell’s Plain Magistrate’s Court on related ­charges.

Police are urging gun owners to store their firearms in a safe and to keep the pin code or keys away from others.

Gun theft must also be reported to the police immediately.

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