GETTING A GRIP ON GUNS: Rolling out the Firearms Control Act

  • Sarah Meek Institute for Security Studies
Keywords: Firearms Control Act, South Africa, firearms, National Injury Mortality Surveillance System, implementation


The use of guns in crime remains high in South Africa. The annual report of the National Injury Mortality Surveillance System (NIMSS) for 2000 found that death caused by firearms is higher in South Africa than death occurring through road traffic accidents or any other external cause of non-natural death. The government maintains that controlling firearms remains a priority and is focusing on the implementation of the Firearms Control

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