Firearms Control Act, 2000

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To establish a comprehensive and an effective system of firearms control; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

 

Last update: January 2012


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Latest Developments:

 

The Firearms Control Act, 2000 (Act No. 60 of 2000) has been updated by Government Gazette 34818 - Amendment to Act.

 

The Firearms Control Act, 2000 (Act No. 60 of 2000) has been amended by the Civilian Secretariat for Police Service Act, 2011 (Act No.2 of 2011)

 

The Firearms Control Act, 2000 has been updated by Notice No. 77 in Government Gazette No. 33871 dated 17 December 2010.

 

This Act has been updated by: GG 33875, 16 Dec 2010 (Firearms Control Amend Regulations)

 

The Act has been updated with Notice No. 1071 regarding Guidelines for Compensation - Government Gazette No. 32701 dated 10 November 2009.

 

The Firearms Control Act, 2000 has been updated by a Declaration of an Amnesty printed in Government Gazette No. 27441 dated 31 March 2005, and an Amendment of the Firearms Control Regulations, 2004, printed in Government Gazette No. 27781 dated 16 September 2005.

 

This Act has been updated by the addition of the Firearms Control Regulations, 2004 published in Government Gazette No. 26156 dated 26 March 2004.

 

The Act has been amended by the Firearms Control Amendment Act, 2003 (Act 43 of 2003) as gazetted in GG 25863 dated 22 December 2003.

1 July 2003 is the date on which sections l(i), (v), (ix), (x), (xi), (xvii), (xix), (xx), (xxi), (xxii), (xxiv), (xxv), (xxvi), (xxvii), (xxviii), (xxix), (xxxi), (xxxii), (xxxiv), sections 8,95(a)(vi), 115, 123, 124(2)@), 124(3), 125(l)(g), 128, 129, 130, 131, 133(l)(d), (2), (3), (4), 141, 143, 144, 145(l)(a), (k), (l), (n), 145(2), 151 and 152 of the Act come into operation. (as gazetted in GG 25153 dated 30 June 2003)

The Firearms Control Regulations, 2003 have been added to the Act. These came into operation on 1 July 2003. (as gazetted in GG 25153 dated 30 June 2003)

The Firearms Control Act, 2000 (60 of 2000) has been added as gazetted in GG 22214 of 10 April 2001.