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South Africa

31 January 2005

Business Day (Johannesburg)

Efforts to fight domestic violence are being hampered because magistrates do not use the powers available to them to seize weapons from perpetrators, according to research conducted in Western Cape. If the police and magistrates used powers available to them to seize weapons it would go a long way to protect women, said Dee Smythe of the Gender, Health and Justice Research Unit at the University of Cape Town, in the latest SA Crime Quarterly. One in five intimate... (GunPolicy.org)

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