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Firearms Control Amendment Act, No. 28 of 2006

Long title


To amend the Firearms Control Act, 2000, so as to amend, delete and insert certain definitions; to provide for the control of muzzle loading firearms; to provide for the control of a certain device; to provide for the Registrar to determine the sufficiency of the set of fingerprints an applicant must from time to time provide; to provide for a written notification in respect of the substitution of a responsible person; to provide for a procedure to cancel an accreditation; to provide for the renewal of a competency certificate; to delete the restriction on magazine capacity of a semi-automatic shotgun for use by a dedicated hunter or sports person; to provide for a licence to possess a firearm for professional hunting; to provide that prohibited and restricted firearms may only be collected if made inoperable; to provide for the cancellation of a temporary permit to possess a firearm; to extend the validity period of licences and permits; to subject the export of firearms and ammunition to the relevant provisions of the National Conventional Arms Control Act, 2002; to provide for non-automatic disqualification to possess a firearm in the event of the payment of an admission of guilt fine; to provide for the holding of an inquiry contemplated in section 102 in the absence of the person concerned under certain circumstances; to amend the procedure for the cancellation of certain licences, permits, authorisations and competency certificates; to provide for the establishment of an informal consultative forum, and to provide for compliance with the provisions of the National Heritage Resources Act, 1999, in instances where firearms are to be destroyed; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
1. Amendment of section 1 of Act 60 of 2000...
2. Substitution of section 3 of Act 60 of 2000
3. Amendment of section 4 of Act 60 of 2000...
4. Amendment of section 5 of Act 60 of 2000|
5. Amendment of section 6 of Act 60 of 2000
6. Amendment of section 7 of Act 60 of 2000
7. Amendment of section 8 of Act 60 of 2000
8. Amendment of section 9 of Act 60 of 2000...
9. Amendment of section 10 of Act 60 of 2000
10. Insertion of section 10A in Act 60 of 2000
11. Amendment of section 16 of Act 60 of 2000...
12. Insertion of section 16A in Act 60 of 2000
13. Substitution of section 17 of Act 60 of 2000
14. Amendment of section 18 of Act 60 of 2000
15. Amendment of section 19 of Act 60 of 2000
16. Amendment of section 21 of Act 60 of 2000
17. Substitution of section 22 of Act 60 of 2000
18. Substitution of section 27 of Act 60 of 2000
19. Substitution of section 31 of Act 60 of 2000
20. Amendment of section 42 of Act 60 of 2000
21. Substitution of section 45 of Act 60 of 2000
22. Amendment of section 56 of Act 60 of 2000
23. Amendment of section 70 of Act 60 of 2000
24. Substitution of section 73 of Act 60 of 2000
25. Amendment of section 88 of Act 60 of 2000
26. Amendment of section 91 of Act 60 of 2000
27. Amendment of section 93 of Act 60 of 2000
28. Amendment of section 94 of Act 60 of 2000
29. Amendment of section 96 of Act 60 of 2000
30. Amendment of section 102 of Act 60 of 2000
31. Amendment of section 103 of Act 60 of 2000
32. Amendment of section 104 of Act 60 of 2000...
33. Amendment of section 110 of Act 60 of 2000
34. Amendment of section 111 of Act 60 of 2000
35. Amendment of section 113 of Act 60 of 2000
36. Substitution of section 114 of Act 60 of 2000
37. Amendment of section 117 of Act 60 of 2000...
38. Amendment of section 118 of Act 60 of 2000
39. Amendment of section 120 of Act 60 of 2000...
40. Substitution of section 132 of Act 60 of 2000
41. Amendment of section 133 of Act 60 of 2000
42. Substitution of section 135 of Act 60 of 2000
43. Substitution of section 136 of Act 60 of 2000
44. Amendment of section 137 of Act 60 of 2000
45. Amendment of section 140 of Act 60 of 2000...
46. Amendment of section 145 of Act 60 of 2000
47. Substitution of section 146 of Act 60 of 2000
48. Amendment of section 147 of Act 60 of 2000
49. Amendment of section 148 of Act 60 of 2000
50. Substitution of section 149 of Act 60 of 2000
51. Amendment of section 150 of Act 60 of 2000
52. Amendment of Schedule 1 to Act 60 of 2000...
53. Substitution of Schedule 4 to Act 60 of 2000...
54. Short title and commencement

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