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South Africa. 2000 ‘Licence to Possess Firearm for Self-defence.’ Firearms Control Act 2000; Chapter 6 (Sections 13, 14). Cape Town: Parliament of the Republic of South Africa. 1 January

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Licence to possess firearm for self-defence

13. (1) A firearm in respect of which a licence may be issued in terms of this section is any —
(a) shotgun which is not fully or semi-automatic; or
(b) handgun which is not fully automatic.
(2) The Registrar may issue a licence under this section to any natural person who —
(a) needs a firearm for self-defence; and
(b) cannot reasonably satisfy that need by means other than the possession of a firearm.
(3) No person may hold more than one licence issued in terms of this section.
(4) A firearm in respect of which a licence has been issued in terms of this section may be used where it is safe to use the firearm and for a lawful purpose.

Licence to possess restricted firearm for self-defence

14. (1) For purposes of this Act, a restricted firearm is any —
(a) semi-automatic rifle or shotgun, which cannot readily be converted into a fully automatic firearm; or
(b) firearm declared by the Minister, by notice in the Gazette, to be a restricted firearm.
(4) The Registrar may issue a licence in terms of this section to any natural person who shows that a firearm contemplated in section 13(1) will not provide sufficient protection, and who submits reasonable information to motivate the need for a restricted firearm for self-defence purposes.
(5) No person may hold more than one licence issued in terms of this section.
(6) A firearm in respect of which a licence has been issued in terms of this section may be used where it is safe to use the firearm and for a lawful purpose.

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