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Keegan, Margaret. 2005 ‘The Proliferation of Firearms in South Africa, 1994-2004.’ Gun Free South Africa, p. 7. Johannesburg: Gun Free South Africa. 30 April
Proliferation of Firearms in South Africa
The number of licenced guns in private hands increased from about 2.5 million in 1986 to 3.5 million in 1996 and to 3.7 million in 2004.
The number of illegal guns in circulation is unknown. Estimates range from 500,000 to 4 million … all signs are that the pool of illegal guns has been constantly growing.