Vol 15-38

NHSA Newsletter

VOL. 15 (38) - 31-12-2019 


Dear Member,

This Newsletter is posted in a further bid to be totally transparent in the results to the answers to the 4 questions we on 14-12-2019 asked members to assist us with.  The first batch of responses were reported on in our Newsletter Vol. 15(37) of 17-12-2019.

On 31-12-2019 we had in total received responses from 7,543 members, which represents 21,2% of our total membership.

Final-Final Results of 4 Questions asked of members:

Question 1 - Do you believe you need a firearm for self-defence - was answered by 7,535 (99,9%) of all respondents.  Of these respondents 7,481 (99,3%) answered YES, and 54 (0,7%) answered NO.

Question 2 - Do you have a firearm of which the white licence has lapsed - was answered by 7,422 (98,4%) of all respondents.  Of these respondents 1,247 (16,8%) answered YES, and 6,175 (83,2%) answered NO.

Question 3 - Would you like to renew your licence if it had lapsed - was answered by 7,264 (96,3%) of all respondents.  Of these respondents 7,140 (98,4%) answered YES, and 118 (1,6%) answered NO.

Question 4 - Are you comfortable handing in your firearm with SAPS pending outcome of the renewal of your lapsed licence - was answered by 7,490 (99,3%) of all respondents.  Of these respondents 50 (0,7%) answered YES, and 7,430 (99,3%) answered NO.

We reiterate that although one cannot come to full blown conclusions against the above figures, they do indicate tendencies; which will probably not be far off if all NHSA members could participate in such a questionnaire.

Once again thank you very much !  These figures will be used fruitfully.

The questionnaire has now run its course.

Dr Herman Els (Executive Chair)