Firearms Control Amendment Act 28 of 2006
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REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA
Vol. 506 Cape Town 22 August 2007 No. 30210
THE PRESIDENCY No. 775 22 August 2007
It is hereby notified that the President has assented to the following Act, which is hereby published for general information:–
Act No. 28 of 2006: Firearms Control Amendment Act, 2006
GENERAL EXPLANATORY NOTE'
Words in bold type in square brackets indicate on1issions from existing enactments.
Words underlined with a solid line indicate insertions in existing enacttnents.
(English text signed by the President.) (Assented to 17 August 2007.)
ACT To an1end the Firearms Control Act, 2000, so as to amend, delete and insert certnin definitions; to provide for the control of muzzle loading firearms; to provide for the control of a certain device; to provide for the Registrar to dete['mine the sufficiency of the set of fingerprints an applicant must from time to time prGvide; to provide for a written notification in respect of the substitution of a responsible person; to provide for a procedure to cancel an accreditation; to provide for the renewal of a competency certificate; to delete the restriction on magazine capacity of a semi-automatic shotgun for use by a dedicated hunter or sports person; to provide for a licence to possess a firearm for professional hunting; to provide that prohibited and restricted firearms may only be collected if made inoperable; to provide for the cancellation of a temporary permit to possess a firearm; to extend the validity period of licences and permits; to subject the export of firearms and an1munition to the relevant provisions of the National Conventional Arms Control Act, 2002; to provide for non-automatic disqualification to possess a firearm in the event of the payn1ent of an admission of guilt fine; to provide for the holding of an inquiry contemplated in section 102 in the absence of the person concerned under certain cin:umstances; to amend the procedure for the cancellation of certain licences, permits, authorisations and competency certificates; to provide for the establishment of an informal consultative forum, and to provide for compliance with the provisions of the National Heritage Resources Act, 1999, in instances where firearms are to be destroyed; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
BE IT ENACTED by the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, as follows:- Amendment of section 1 of Act 60 of2000, as amended by section 1 of Act 43 of 2003
1. Section I of the Firearms Control Act, 2000 (hereinafter referred 10 as the principal Act), is hereby amended- 5
(a) by the substitution for the definition of ··ammunition" of the following definition:
"'ammunition' means a primer or [complete] cartridge;"; (b> by the deletion of the definition of "antique firearm";
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(c) by the insertion after the definition of "Appeal Board" of the following definition:
"'calibre', for the purposes of sections l8(2)(bJ an