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South Africa

23 August 2002

Business Day (Johannesburg), Opinion

Two issues reported on in the media this week once again highlighted the futility and senselessness of the Firearms Control Act. The one issue concerned the gross shortage of locks for police offices and prison cells, which resulted in the escape of 1641 awaiting-trial criminals during the period January to September 2001. To supply the necessary locks will cost an estimated R2m. The other issue was the macabre attack, by two scumbags armed with a knife and a pickaxe,... (

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