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South Africa

3 February 1999

South African Press Association / ANC Daily News Briefing

JOHANNESBURG — People who own guns are four times more likely to have them stolen than they are to use their weapon to defend themselves, a recent study by Antony Altbeker into gun crime and self-defence in Alexandra and Bramley reveals. Speaking at a seminar in Johannesburg on Wednesday, Altbeker said in only two percent of cases he studied was the victim able to successfully use a gun in self-defence. In addition, the criminal was three to five times more likely... (GunPolicy.org)

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