There you have it. Citizens owning legal firearms are being disarmed by law, while the South African Police lost 20,000 firearms since 2004. Now “lost” here can mean many things. Anything from drunken cops leaving their guns in the local shebeen to corrupt cops selling firearms voluntarily handed in by legal gun owners.
The police described the report as “worrying” – not incompetent, corrupt, inept, but worrying. The best part – no report of how many officials have been criminally prosecuted as a result (as required by law). If this doesn’t stink of communist regime to you, you probably won’t notice a turd on your upper lip.
Annelize van Wyk of the ANC said that laws “seemed” to be stricter for civilians than police officers. More communist wordplay – “seemed” to be. Annelize, just remove that turd from your lip.
Diane Kohler Barnard of the Democratic Alliance said that “I am convinced that many murders are committed with police weapons”. She is correct of course. This is of course over and above the crimes committed by cops themselves, with around 10,000 of them in jail.
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