Editorials
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25 Nov 2021
6:30 am

Stricter gun laws are not the answer

Editorials

It is time to leave legal gun owners alone and, instead, put the focus on removing illegal guns .

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It came as no surprise when national Saps commissioner General Khehla Sitole admitted the police didn’t have the capacity to deal with the July unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng. At the SA Human Rights Commission’s national hearings into the unrest, Sitole said: “We did not have enough capacity to respond. The other main cause was the nature of the modus operandi used. Saps was so overstretched in such a manner that the current establishment could not be everywhere at all times.” What is just as worrying as Sithole’s comments is that the increase in illegal and stolen guns, many stolen...