Gun violence prevention in spotlight 

The relevant authorities who distributed the brochures on gun violence prevention.

A partnership between Blue Security, Brighton Beach SAPS and Division Media Monitoring saw a brochure campaign on gun violence prevention being held at the corner of Tara Road and Greys Inn Road, last Wednesday.

Brighton Beach SAPS communications officer, Cpt Louise Le Roux, who researched and developed the brochure said, “Various operational activities have been mandated as part of the National Strategy of the South African Police Services to combat crime during the Easter Holiday periods. The brochure distribution campaign saw awareness being created on gun violence prevention. The aim of the project was for community members to report those who trade and are in possession of unlicensed firearms.”

The brochure contained information on how the Firearms Control Act protects a person against gun violence, how an individual can be declared unfit to poses a firearm, how parents can protect their children against gun violence and safety first for children when it comes to guns.

To report a crime anonymously, call Crime Stop on 08600-10111, SMS 32211, visit www.crimeline.co.za or visit your nearest police station.  Lawful gun owners who fail to comply with the regulations of the Firearms Control Act, 2000(Act No 60 of 2000), can also be reported to the above mentioned contacts. For further information with regards to the Firearms Control Act can also be made with the National Firearm Call Centre on 012-353 -6111.

 

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