Firearms Control Act related services

Legally Armed in Paarl, Western Cape, specializes in firearm related matters in association with HFG Attorneys in Paarl, Western Cape. We can assist you with specialized legal service regarding the following:

LEGAL ASSISTANCE:

  • Legal representation and assistance in instances when SAPS institute proceedings against you in terms of section 102 of the Firearms Control Act, 2000 (Act No 60 of 2000) to declare you unfit to possess a firearm;
  • Legal representation and drafting of formal affidavits on behalf of an accused who has been charged criminally for a contravention of the Act;
  • Civil litigation and claims against SAPS or other state departments for damages suffered due to illegal arrests and detention;
  • Assistance with applications to apply for further / additional state documents i.t.o the PAJA- and PAI
  • Drafting of legal opinions regarding issues and matter in terms of the Firearms Control Act, 2000 (Act No 60 of 2000)

SAPS Competency Certificate (Firearms Control Act, 2000)

  • Application for SAPS competency certificates for individuals, collectors and individuals with previous criminal records;
  • Applications for renewal of SAPS competency certificate;
  • Applications for further competency;
  • Applications for competency regarding firearm dealers, manufacturers and gunsmiths;

SAPS Licence Applications (Firearms Control Act, 2000)

  • New SAPS licence applications to possess a firearm in terms of section 13 of the act for self-defence;
  • New SAPS licence applications in terms of section 14 of the act for restricted firearms for self-defence;
  • New SAPS licence applications for occasional- hunting and sport shooting purposes in terms of section 15 of the act;
  • New SAPS license applications for dedicated hunting & sport shooting purposes in terms of section 16 of the act;
  • New SAPS license application in terms of section 17 of the act for private collectors.

SAPS APPLICATIONS FOR BUSINESSES LICENSES

  • New licenses;
  • Renewals;
  • Dealers, Manufacturers and Gunsmiths;

APPLICATION FOR IMPORTS- / EXPORT PERMITS & TRANSPORTER’S PERMITS

APPLICATIONS FOR TEMPORARY AUTHORIZATION TO POSSESS A FIREARM (Section 21)

ACCREDITATION FOR BUSINESS PURPOSES FOR:

  • Hunting association, Sports-shooting organisation and Collectors association;
  • Public collectors;
  • Museums;
  • Shooting ranges;
  • Training providers in the use of firearms;
  • Provide firearms for use in theatrical, film or television productions;
  • Game ranchers;
  • Conduct business in hunting as PH;
  • Official institution;
  • Other business purposes (several different options depending on the main object of the business, such as in-house security, anti-poaching, etc.)

APPEALS AGAINST DECISION OF SAPS:

  • Appeals against refusals in general of firearm applications;
  • Appeals against SAPS decisions regarding previous convictions;
  • Appeals against SAPS decisions to declare a person unfit to possess a firearm in terms of section 102 of the act.

For any assistance regarding the administration and processing of firearm licences, send an email to paarl@legallyarmed.co.za

HFG ATTORNEYS
Heinrich Gonzales
hein@hfglaw.co.za www.hfglaw.co.za

LEGALLY ARMED PAARL
Marle Gonzales
paarl@legallyarmed.co.za
www.legallyarmed.co.za

(This article is an information piece and not a formal legal opinion. HFG Attorneys accepts no liability for damages caused by errors and omissions)

About HFG

HFG Attorneys Inc. was established in March 2018 after opening the doors in the winelands valley of Paarl, Western Cape. The company’s head office is based in Paarl, but assists its clients anywhere in South Africa when needed.

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Company Details

HF Gonzales Attorneys Inc. t/a HFG Attorneys (Registration number: 2018/540437/21)