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"Young children are extremely curious - speaking to a child about gun safety multiple times will never be enough..."
"Young children are extremely curious - speaking to a child about gun safety multiple times will never be enough..."

A poll ranked South Africa fifth on a list of 144 dangerous countries, with burglaries cited as the most commonly experienced crime in local households.

The number of households that experienced this crime increased from 2.1 million in 2015/16 to 2.3 million in 2019/20.

"In light of these statistics, it is not alarming that families would be more inclined to possess a firearm for protection," says lawyer Simon Dippenaar.

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