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South Africa. 2005 ‘Amnesty Offered by the South African Authorities.’ National Report of South Africa on its Implementation of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA); 2.4.7, pp. 5-6. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of the Republic of South Africa to the United Nations. 11 July

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2.4.7 Amnesty Offered by the South African Authorities.

The total results of the firearm amnesty for the period 1 January 2005 to 30 May 2005 are as follows:

Illegal firearms surrendered: 26,326
Illegal ammunition surrendered: 449,605
Voluntary handing in of unwanted, licensed firearms: 36,078
Voluntary handing in of unwanted ammunition of licensed firearms: 654,577
Firearms confiscated as a result of police operations: 14,735

The following types of firearms were recovered under the above categories:
Revolvers/pistols: 56,147
Rifles: 12,719
Shotguns: 6,294
Automatic/semi-automatic firearms (excluding pistols): 212
Home made firearms: 410

The above-mentioned totals are not inclusive of firearm components, that is barrels, frames or receivers, of which a huge number were recovered.

ID: Q1647

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