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Police on Illegal Firearm Owners Getting a Second Chance with the New Firearm Amnesty Period

South African Government

1 August 2020

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A new Firearm Amnesty for a period of six months, commencing today, 1 August 2020 until 31 January 2021, has been approved by Parliament during this past week.

The previous amnesty period which was also intended for a period of six months, between December 2019 and May 2020 was thwarted by the unexpected Covid-19 pandemic. Despite this, the South African Police Service received a resounding 46,714 firearms.

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