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South Africa

8 June 2006

South African Press Association

Draft legislation to refine the controversial Firearms Control Act was tabled in Parliament on Wednesday. Among other things, the amendment bill extends the validity of certain firearm licences and does away with automatic disqualification to own a gun when an admission of guilt fine is paid. According to a memorandum attached to the bill, it will require a person who holds an occasional hunter or sports-shooting licence to belong to an accredited hunting or... (

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