LEGAL ASPECTS: APPLY FOR NEW LICENCE AGAINST LAPSED LICENCE
Date: Vol 18(14)
We have asked Adv Henry Cowley to inform us of the legal implications of the procedures SAPS has implemented in their Directive regrading submission of new licence applications against lapsed licences (see our Newsletter Vol. 18(12) of 6 July 2022 in re the specific SAPS Directive)
Members can read Adv Cowley's explanation of the legal implications of the SAPS Directive which explains the procedures to apply for a new licence against a lapsed licence HERE
What is important to remember is that SAPS have indicated that they will not criminalise persons who hold firearms with lapsed licences. We therefore urge members who might have firearms with lapsed licences to take advantage of this situation and to apply for new licences (remember your competencies must be valid as you are applying for a new licence).
DOWNLOAD THE SAPS APPLICATION FORMS YOU WILL NEED TO APPLY FOR A NEW LICENCE AGAINST A LAPSED LICENCE
We strongly advise members with lapsed licences to participate in the process !
Kind Regards, Natshoot Office