Owning a firearm for self defense purposes is referenced in Section 13 of the Firearms Control Act 60 of 2000.
Any natural person who has a need to acquire a firearm for self defense would need to motivate the need for such firearm and in terms of the Act, and may only hold one license for this purpose.
We fully support ownership of a firearm for self defense purposes. It is an effective method to protect your self and your property if used within the boundaries of the law.
Owning a firearm for self defense does not guarantee ones safety. There are many techniques that can assist any firearm owner to protect life and property.
Protection is your response to a threat!!
Carrying a firearm for self defense, one has to take the following into consideration
- Firearm safety comes first
- Always act in a responsible way
- Know how to operate and use your firearm
- Always try and avoid any potential harmful situation
- Always be prepared and vigilant
- Try and avoid confrontational situations at all times, put as much distance between you and the assailant
- Assess the situation and be sure your life is in imminent danger
- Always carry your firearm concealed
- Never draw and point your weapon if you do not intend to use it, you may well end up with your firearm in the assailant hands or face charges of “pointing of a firearm”
- Taking someone life has far reaching physiological consequences that will stay with you for ever, think before you point your firearm at another human