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As many of you are aware GOSA has been working on having the renewal of licenses under the FCA scrapped for years now - this was the main reason we rushed to the Constitutional Court in February… and emerged as the only pro-gun winners in that the ConCourt refused to deal with the broad principle of relicensing. Our argument is that relicensing is impossible in the South African context, and you simply cannot enforce a law that is impossible to enforce.

Well, the Constitutional Court judgement of 7 June has presented us with the ideal opportunity to take our argument forward. By delivering an unjust and unwise judgement the Justices criminalised the owners of 437 000 firearms… purely because their licence had lapsed, regardless of the reason therefore. On the 14th of June we organised and attended a snap (unscheduled) debate in the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Police, and the Members of Parliament put several probing questions to the SAPS management. As a direct result of that the Divisional Commissioner for Visible Policing, Lt General Masemole, was sent out of the meeting to consult with me. He requested that GOSA's counsel immediately contact SAPS' counsel before they could issue the expected National Directive.

We did so, and spent the next weeks negotiating with them… in fact, we are still negotiating with them, and so no National Directive has yet been issued.

Despite this, however, several Provincial SAPS offices, and even local DFOs started issuing demands for people with expired licences to surrender their firearms or face arrest!

GOSA has applied to interdict the SAPS from proceeding to harass and threaten expired licence-holders, and for the High Court to declare an extension of the validity of the expired licences until such time as our full application to extend the period of validity of all licences to the lifetime of the licence holder is heard.

THIS is the medicine for the current illness… and will be the foundational step on the route to licence the person, register the firearm… our long-term goal!

So, even if you do not have an expired licence, this issue is absolutely central to GOSA's entire strategy.

But we need your assistance. We need to raise approximately a million rands to get this through court. Over the last week and a bit (since applying for the interdict) we have raised about R150K. We are far short of our target.

We have made it as easy as possible to contribute… Click here DONATE NOW! , it the easiest and cheapest way for you to support us. Please do.

As many of you are aware GOSA has been working on having the renewal of licenses under the FCA scrapped for years now - this was the main reason we rushed to the Constitutional Court in February… and emerged as the only pro-gun winners in that the ConCourt refused to deal with the broad principle of relicensing. Our argument is that relicensing is impossible in the South African context, and you simply cannot enforce a law that is impossible to enforce.

Well, the Constitutional Court judgement of 7 June has presented us with the ideal opportunity to take our argument forward. By delivering an unjust and unwise judgement the Justices criminalised the owners of 437 000 firearms… purely because their licence had lapsed, regardless of the reason therefore. On the 14th of June we organised and attended a snap (unscheduled) debate in the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Police, and the Members of Parliament put several probing questions to the SAPS management. As a direct result of that the Divisional Commissioner for Visible Policing, Lt General Masemole, was sent out of the meeting to consult with me. He requested that GOSA's counsel immediately contact SAPS' counsel before they could issue the expected National Directive.

We did so, and spent the next weeks negotiating with them… in fact, we are still negotiating with them, and so no National Directive has yet been issued.

Despite this, however, several Provincial SAPS offices, and even local DFOs started issuing demands for people with expired licences to surrender their firearms or face arrest!

GOSA has applied to interdict the SAPS from proceeding to harass and threaten expired licence-holders, and for the High Court to declare an extension of the validity of the expired licences until such time as our full application to extend the period of validity of all licences to the lifetime of the licence holder is heard.

THIS is the medicine for the current illness… and will be the foundational step on the route to licence the person, register the firearm… our long-term goal!

So, even if you do not have an expired licence, this issue is absolutely central to GOSA's entire strategy.

But we need your assistance. We need to raise approximately a million rands to get this through court. Over the last week and a bit (since applying for the interdict) we have raised about R150K. We are far short of our target.

We have made it as easy as possible to contribute… Click here DONATE NOW! , it the easiest and cheapest way for you to support us. Please do.

GOSA Banking Details

GOSA has 4 channels through which interested parties can contribute to our various initiatives to fulfill our mandate of fighting for our firearm rights:

1. Direct EFT into our Nedbank account:

Bank: Nedbank
Account Name: Gun Owners SA
Branch Name: Nedbank Stellenbosch
Branch Code: 107110 or 198765
Account Number: 2008673626
Account Type: Savings Deposit Account

2. Direct EFT into our FNB account:

Bank: First National Bank
Account Name: Gun Owners of South Africa
Branch Name: Northcliff
Branch Code: 253705
Account Number: 62759546660
Account Type: Business Account

3. Payment into our Paypal Account https://paypal.me/gunownerssa

4. Contribute via our Payfast Cause index account. https://www.payfast.co.za/donate/go/gunownerssa

Please Note: GOSA does not currently have a debit Order Facility, due to the cost implications and the volumes required to make it feasible.
Most of out members prefer to setup a recurring EFT payment through their online banking platforms as this allows them to have full control over their payments.

Gauteng Firearm Festival

GOSA is proud to present the first ever

Gauteng Firearm Festival

PLACE : Cecil Payne Shooting Range (Nadine Road Roodepoort)
DATE : 14 & 15 April 2018
TIME : 08h00 to 17h00

GOSA is proud to present the first ever

Gauteng Firearm Festival

PLACE : Cecil Payne Shooting Range (Nadine Road Roodepoort)
DATE : 14 & 15 April 2018
TIME : 08h00 to 17h00

Gauteng Firearm Festival

GOSA is proud to present the first ever

Gauteng Firearm Festival

PLACE : Cecil Payne Shooting Range (Nadine Road Roodepoort)
DATE : 14 & 15 April 2018
TIME : 08h00 to 17h00

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Our mandate is clear:

Ensure that the CFR sticks to it's mandate
Transparency in firearms legislation
Equal treatment before the law 
Reasonable and Rational Licencing requirements

GOSA - We fight for YOU

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