DA's petition against draconian Gun Bill: 45 000 signatures and counting
30 May 2021
Note to editors: Please find attached a soundbite by Andrew Whitfield MP.
The DA’s petition against the Firearms Control Amendment Bill is gaining significant momentum with 45 000 South Africans who have already signed the petition.
The DA stands in strong opposition to the Bill, which aims to ban ownership of firearms by civilians for the purpose of self defence among other limitations on firearm ownership which would affect the hunting, sporting and private security industries.
With our country’s high crime rate, self defence is the last line of defense for millions of South Africans. Without tackling the real problem of a high rate of violent crimes in the country – the Bill is merely aiming to disarm law-abiding citizens. This is reckless and leaves civilians with their hands tied behind their back when facing criminals.