South Africa’s gun control regime is an American gun control advocate’s wet dream. “Ownership of a firearm is conditional on a competency test and several other factors, including background checking of the applicant, inspection of an owner’s premises, and licensing of the weapon by the police,” wikipedia.org reports. The lag time between application and acceptance is . . .
That’s if the government gives a South African permission to keep and bear arms. Apparently, that’s not a thing (although bribery frequently is).
In a recent lawsuit, the Black Gun-Owners Association of South Africa claimed that 40,000 black people were refused firearm licenses between 2004 and 2010.
As BGOA chairman Abios Khoele told a press briefing,
“This government is hell-bent on disarming black people because they’ve made so many service delivery promises to them which they have not fulfilled. They are scared that if blacks are armed they will turn on the government.”
Same as it ever was.