EXPIRED FIREARM LICENSES:
We have been informed of a SAPS Directive issued on 01-07-2022 in which SAPS describes the procedures for applying for a new license against a lapsed license in accordance with the judgment of the Constitutional Court.
THE PROCEDURE DESCRIBED BY SAPS DIRECTIVE COMES DOWN TO THE FOLLOWING:
- One may apply for a new license (form SAPS271)against a lapsed license. (please make sure that your competencies are valid before you apply)
- SAPS will not prosecute a person for being in possession of a firearm with a lapsed license if that person wants to apply for a new license against a lapsed license.
- The length of time a license had already lapsed is no limitation in submission of a new license application being submitted for a firearm with an expired license.
- The procedure described in the directive is applicable for any lapsed firearm license; thus, also in the future.
- The firearm of which the license had lapsed and for which a new license application is submitted, must be taken to a member’s DFO with the new license application form, for inspection.
- A firearm that has been inspected and verified by the member’s DFO remains in possession of the owner.
- Keeping such a firearm is subject to Regulation 86 prescripts (in short that means you may store the firearm in your safe but may not use it)
Please feel free to contact our offices for assistance in this regard, we will assist you with your expired firearm license accordingly. www.redotfs.co.za or contact us on 016 110 0149 / 079 630 6270.
The Redot Team