Attempts to ban possession of firearms for self-defence border on madness
2 June 2021
The President of South Africa is not only tasked with establishing a sustainable environment for development in the country, but also to ensure that there is a competent and effective police force to protect the people and their property against criminals.
At present, this is not the case and, thus, any attempts to prohibit the public from possessing firearms for self-defence are nothing but madness.
There are many examples of how the police force is failing to execute its constitutional mandate. One such an example is the fiasco with the DNA tests as well as its apparent inability to combat gender-based violence.
On the 6th of May this year during a question-and-answer session in Parliament, Parliament Cyril Ramaphosa himself admitted that by the 25th of April 2021, more than 83 000 cases of gender-based violence were under investigation, but more than 77 000 of these cases were older than 35 calendar days.