PROHIBITED FIREARMS

Published On: 19 May 2022By Categories: Firearm Safety & Control, Uncategorised

Article compiled by Johan Martin: Specialist Attorney. Director at Martin & De Beer Incorporated, Bloemfontein, & consultant for the Legally Armed Franchise Group

WE CONTINUE WITH THE SERIES ON DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF THE FIREARMS CONTROL ACT WHICH ARE THE MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS IN THE INDUSTRY

Today we will deal with additional licences, temporary authorisation to possess a firearm, notification of change of address, notification of change of circumstances & period of validity of a licence or a permit.

Section 12 – Additional licences

(1) The Registrar may issue an additional license in respect of a firearm contemplated in section 13, 14, 15 and 16 to every person who resides on the same premises as the holder of the license in respect of the firearm in question.

(2) Every holder of an additional licence must comply with all the requirements for the issue of a licence in respect of the firearm in question.

(3) If the holder of an additional licence contemplated in subsection (1) moves from the premises in question, such additional licence lapses and the person to whom such licence was issued must return that licence to the Registrar forthwith

Section 21 – Temporary authorisation to possess firearm

(1) The Registrar may issue a temporary authorisation to possess a firearm to any person, including a non-citizen- (a) for such period as the Registrar may determine; and (b) subject to such conditions as may be prescribed and imposed by the Registrar.

(2) The Registrar may at any time withdraw an authorisation if any condition contemplated in subsection (1) (b) is not complied with.

(3) The Office of the Central Firearms Register must keep a record containing such information as may be prescribed in respect of all authorisations issued in terms of this section.

(4) The Registrar must submit an annual report to the Minister containing such information as may be prescribed in respect of all authorisations issued in terms of this section.

(5) A firearm in respect of which an authorisation has been issued in terms of this section may be used only- (a) if the Registrar by endorsement on the authorisation permits such use; and (b) in accordance with such conditions as may be prescribed and imposed by the Registrar.

(6) A firearm in respect of which an authorisation has been issued in terms of this section may be disposed of only with the written consent of the Registrar and subject to such conditions as he or she may impose.

Section 25 – Notification of change of address

(1) The holder of a licence, permit or authorisation issued in terms of this Chapter must in writing notify the Registrar of any change in his or her physical or postal address within 30 days of such change occurring.

(2) The Registrar must within 30 days after receiving a notice referred to in subsection (1) acknowledge receipt of that notice in writing.

Section 26 – Notification of change of circumstances

(1) The holder of a licence, permit or authorisation issued in terms of this Chapter must notify the Registrar in writing within 30 days if there is any change with regards to any information which was submitted in respect of the application for the issue of that licence, permit or authorisation.

(2) The Registrar must within 30 days after receiving a notice referred to in subsection (1) acknowledge receipt of that notice in writing.

Section 27 – Period of validity of licence or permit

A licence or permit mentioned in Column 2 of the Table below remains valid for the period mentioned in Column 3 of that Table.

TABLE – RERIOD OF VALIDITY OF LICENCE OR PERMIT

Section number                Type of licence or permit                                                              Period

13                                           Self-defence                                                                                    Five years

14                                           Restricted firearm for self-defence                                           Two years

15                                           Occassional hunting or sports-shooting                                  Ten years

16                                           Dedicated hunting or sports-shooting                                     Ten years

17                                           Private collection                                                                          Ten years

18                                           Permit to possess ammunition private collection                 Ten years

19                                           Firearm & ammunition in public collection                            Ten years

20                                           Business: Hunting & Game Rancher                                        Ten years

20                                           Business: other                                                                              Five year

Please contact the author at johan@mdbinc.co.za or Bernu van den Heever at bernu@legallyarmed.co.za

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