Petition to keep “self-defence” as a reason to possess a firearm

Rising rates of violent crime together with outrageous budget cuts to the South African Police Service (SAPS) have left millions of South Africans more vulnerable than ever before.

Should Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, succeed in getting the draconian draft Firearms Control Amendment Bill passed into law, it will be a victory for the criminals who already enjoy a licence to commit violent crime.

It will remove the last line of defence for millions of law-abiding South Africans.

Sign this petition to urge the Civilian Secretariat for Police to keep “self-defence” as a reason to possess a firearm.

(You can read more about the proposed new law here: draft amendment bill.)