Remove a gun in a case of domestic violence

Any woman who lives in fear of a gun in her home can ask the magistrates court or the police to remove the gun immediately. See downloads below for more information.

South African women are at risk of becoming victims of gun violence. Many blame this on criminals. But a national study found that more women (57%) were murdered by their husbands or boyfriends (called intimate femicide) than by strangers.  Guns played a major role in these murders; guns were used in 17% of the cases seen.

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How to get a gun removed from your home

How to get a protection order

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Wednesday 17 April 2019: Gun Free South Africa welcomes today’s destruction by the police of 30,000 seized and surrendered firearms. The last such destruction took place on 27 October

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Government issued a Gazette on 6th March 2019 noting their intention to destroy all surrendered weapons on 28th March 2019 and inviting comment. View the submission by Gun Free South Africa on

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A request to declare polling stations firearm free zones on 8 May 2019 submitted by GFSA, ISS, HSRC and SWOP. 

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