Legal Advisory: Senior Advocate on Possession of more than 200 Rounds of Ammo
Date: Vol 12-27
VOL. 12 (27) - 12-04-2016
200 ROUNDS OF AMMO: ADV A LOUW (SC) LEGAL OPINION ON INTERPRETATION OF SECTION 91 OF FCA
Our Newsletters Vol. 12 (15) & Vol. 12 (16) has reference.
We have received the legal opinion of Adv A Louw, SC, on the issue that one may only hold more than 200 rounds of ammo for each of one's firearms licenced under Section 16 or 16A, as was referred to in the two Newsletters referred to above.
Adv Louw, SC, originally prepared his legal opinion of the interpretation of Section 91 of the FCA for the SA Sport and Hunting Federation in 2013. We have been given permission to make the content of Adv Louw's legal opinion available to NHSA members, by courtesy of that association's Mr Johan Martin.
Members can download the full legal opinion of Adv Louw (SC) on the issue HERE
In essence Adv Louw (SC) is of the opinion that one may only hold more than 200 rounds of ammo for every licence one holds under Section 16 (dedicated hunting or sport shooting), or 16A (professional hunting). In all other instances one is able to apply to possess more than 200 rounds of ammo for all firearms licensed under Section 13 (self defence/protection) and/or Section 15 (occasional hunting and/or sport shooting).
Members are advised to rather apply to hold more than 200 rounds for a specific firearm not licensed under Section 16 or 16A on the prescribed form, SAPS 540 (download the form here).