Cops destroy 30 000 illegal firearms

2019-04-17 13:23

More than 30 000 firearms have been destroyed by the police in their battle to eradicate illegal firearms and ammunition in South Africa.

6 questions answered about gun ownership

2018-10-22 16:32

Last week gun owners' associations were up in arms over a draft bill on gun licences which proposes taking away self-defence as a reason to own a gun. Jackie Nagtegaal answers six questions about gun ownership in South Africa.

Wave of US companies taking stand over selling guns, facing retribution

2018-03-02 10:31

Kroger will no longer sell guns to anyone under 21 at the stores it owns, becoming the third major retailer this week to put restrictions in place that are stronger than federal laws.

3 million Americans carry a handgun daily - study

2017-10-20 11:54

As many as three million people in the United States carry a loaded handgun daily, while nine million do so at least once a month, according to a US study.

Mass suspensions and 'truth' about missing police guns covered up - sources

2017-09-21 11:04

The truth about how 33 firearms went missing from two Cape Town police stations recently is allegedly being covered up to protect certain senior police officers in the Western Cape.

10 things you should know about the national gun smuggling investigation

2017-08-04 16:17

A gun smuggling investigation has revealed how stolen police and military firearms were channelled to gangsters, and out the country. Here are 10 things, based on court documents, you should know about the mammoth probe.

Wrangle over late gun licence renewals heads to Constitutional Court

2017-07-28 17:27

The Constitutional Court will now have to decide whether two sections of the Firearms Control Act of 2000, that govern late licence renewals, pass constitutional muster.

The majority of murders are committed by 15-34 year olds

A survey released by the Statistician General has found that 57.8% of murders are committed by people between the ages of 15 and 34.

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Taxi bosses arrested for suspected unlicensed guns after tipoff

2015-11-11 10:06

Three Stanger taxi bosses and their personal security guards were arrested in Pietermaritzburg for the possession of unlicensed guns and ammunition.

1 in 10 Americans has anger issues and access to guns

2015-04-09 14:54

The fact that neatly ten percent of Americans are 'short-fused' AND have guns at home is a wake-up call, according to new research.


Teachers to carry guns in school: Parents sue district over new policy

2019-01-04 22:52

Parents are going to court to block a Pennsylvania school district from allowing teachers to carry guns in school.

SAPS: Gun owners 'jumping the gun', fears over threat to right to self-defence 'unwarranted'

2018-10-18 18:07

Gun Owners South Africa says a new amendment bill will take away self-defense as a reason for owning a gun, but the police say the bill is in its infancy.

PICS: Son of a gun! US couples take weapons to church ceremony

2018-03-01 12:28

Dozens of US couples have donned crowns and cradled guns at a controversial ceremony in a Pennsylvania church, forcing a nearby school to close and angering protesters.

Cop-turned-robber arrested, smuggled police rifle found under mattress

2017-09-28 12:33

Police have discovered that a constable was allegedly involved in a robbery at a shop in Cape Town, and was keeping an official R5 rifle hidden under a mattress at a friend's home.

Three investigative journalists shed light on the shady middlemen profiting from the country's criminal economy

2017-09-13 12:46

As part of this year’s Open Book Festival in Cape Town, Hennie van Vuuren sat down with three investigative journalists to talk about gun smuggling, self-enrichment in the social grants system, diamond miners and apartheid era bankers.

Police managers 'decimated' gun smuggling investigation resulting in murders - 2 top cops

2017-08-03 18:17

Police management, despite knowing the extent of a mammoth gun smuggling investigation involving at least 1 066 murders and implicating officers who colluded with gangsters, have pulled resources off the probe instead of dedicating more to it.

Firearms confiscated in second raid at security company linked to underworld

2017-07-12 13:31

A massive raid is being carried out at a security company in Bellville, which claims to have strong links to intelligence services and police, in an operation linked to the underworld.

WATCH: Robbers with AK-47 swarm cash officer

Four armed men swarmed a cash-in-transit officer in Welkom.

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‘Firearm amnesty a right move’

2015-08-27 09:05

THE likelihood of a gun amnesty and tighter firearm regulation is becoming more of a reality, believes a lobby group pushing for tighter firearm control.

Gangsters found with guns 'destroyed’ by Gauteng cops

2015-03-23 10:00

Firearms said to have been destroyed by Gauteng police have been found in the possession of gangsters in the Western Cape, affidavits before the South Gauteng High Court have revealed.

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