oa Arms Control : Africa - Firearms control legislation : a necessary tool for reducing violent crime in South Africa?

Volume 1, Issue 4
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In October 2000, the South African government took drastic steps in an attempt to tighten control over, and reduce, the excessive proliferation of firearms in the country by passing new and stringent legislation to replace the Arms and Ammunition Act (1969). This legislation, the Firearms Control Act (Act 60 of 2000), entered into force in 2004. Further amendments were made to this legislation in 2006.

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