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Firearms Control Amendment Act, No. 28 of 2006
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.
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