Police destroy over 753 000 firearms

2011-07-26 22:24
Cape Town - Since the implementation of the Firearms Control Act, the SA Police Service destroyed 753 118 firearms between April 1 2004 and March 31 this year, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa said on Tuesday.

In written reply to a parliamentary question by Pieter Groenewald of the Freedom Front Plus, he said of these firearms, 182 574 were handed in to the police for disposal by lawful owners.

Another 174 205 were illegal firearms, he said.

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