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South Africa

15 January 2002

Natal Witness (South Africa)

PIETERMARITZBURG — While animal rights groups like the SPCA have welcomed draft legislation aimed at controlling the spread of illegal weapons, hunters and recreational shooters are not completely happy with it. Under the new Firearms Act, initiated by the departments of finance, safety and security and the police, licences are no longer needed for weapons under the 5.6mm or .22-inch calibre. Licences are needed above this calibre and any weapon that has an energy... (

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