As you all know by now, firearm amnesty for illegal firearms in terms of section 139 of the Firearms Control Act, 2000 (Act no. 60 of 2000), has been promulgated to run from the 1st of December 2019 to 31 May 2020.

This application matter was initially postponed by the High Court in December 2019 to the 14th of January 2020, to be heard, thus putting the process on hold until then.

Just after the promulgation of the amnesty, the National Hunting & Shooting Association (NHSA) filed an urgent application to declare the amnesty declaration illegal because of, amongst other, the fact that the processes in declaring the amnesty, were not followed.

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