As the Crime rates rise in South Africa, one thing that's currently being discussed is gun control. More specifically, controlling the use of guns by civilian's. A ban on guns would mean that only law enforcement would be able to legally carry guns, this would be done in an attempt to make South Africa safer from gun violence. However whether it would succeed or fail is highly debated. Here's what you need to know about the gun ban and what it would mean for regular South Africans.
Guns won't stop circulating :
This gun ban would stop people from legally buying guns. However criminals do not care about what is legal. Most guns that criminals own are obtained illegally or stolen. This means that criminals would still have access to guns and still be able to use use them for crimes. This does not work in favor of the gun ban.
Some criminals are really smart :
One thing I've been seeing alot recently is built up guns. Guns that criminals have made from old gun parts and any other scrap they find lying around. These weapons are very Dangerous and are not on any legal record. Meaning that even if guns are banned, they would still be around, with no trace of them existing in the system.
Civilian's Are left unprotected :
If we flashback to the July riots we see a situation where the Country was on chaos and the police couldn't respond in time. This leaves us with the start realization that the police isn't always going to be there to protect us and we need to be able to protect ourselves. If guns are taken away, than the public will be left defenseless against criminals who we have already established, will still have illegal guns.
Personally I do not think that the gun ban should go through, South Africans have the right to protect themselves and to feel safe from crime, which is currently on the rise. However what do you think, tell me in the comments section and follow for more news as it happens.
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