Firearm Law

HFG Attorneys Inc is a leading niche law firm specialising in Firearm Law and Firearm Criminal Defence, with a well-established, skilled, and experienced team of gun law experts to assist our clients with various types of firearm related services.

Firearm Law Attorneys & Firearm Licence Application Lawyers in Cape Town, Paarl & Surrounds

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

Firearm Law Criminal Defence:

In the following types of criminal matters:

  • Negligent loss of a firearm in terms of section 120(8) of the Act.
  • Pointing of a firearm.
  • Illegal possession of a firearm and/or ammunition.
  • Assault, Assault with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm, Culpable Homicide, Attempted murder and Murder;
  • Any other offence listed in section 120 of the Firearms Control Act, Act 60 of 2000.

Drafting and Compiling of:

General Legal Services

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As a top niche Firearm Law Firms and renowned firearm license application lawyers in Cape Town, Paarl and surrounds, we serve clients in the following areas:

Paarl, Wellington, Malmesbury, Boschenmeer Golf Estate, Val de Vie Winelands Lifestyle Estate, Pearl Valley Golf Estate and Spa, Darling, Worcester, Franschhoek, Klapmuts, Stellenbosch, Strand, Somerset West, Belville, Durbanville, Kraaifontein, Parow, Century City, Cape Town, Claremont, Hout Bay, Table View, Milnerton, Bloubergstrand, Melkbostrand, Atlantis and many more through our online consultation facility’s.

Our team consists of experienced firearm law attorneys ready to be of service to you.

What is Firearm Law?

Firearm Law entails any legal aspect arising from the administration and enforcement of the Firearms Control Act, Act 60 of 2000, by the state through the South African Police Services and the National Prosecution Authority. Law firms and attorneys specialising in this area of the law are quite rare as this is a highly specialised area of the law.

When to Consult a Lawyer about Firearm Law?

Should you be arrested, not satisfied about a decision taken by SAPS, or suffered damages as a result of the conduct of a state department, it is always advisable to contact your attorney that specialise in Firearm Law near you for a legal opinion. Decisions by state organs can be appealed, reviewed, and even set aside by a court having jurisdiction.

What to Know Before Consulting a Firearm Law Attorney

We can also assist with cases related to General Litigation, Family Law and Criminal Defence.

Frequently asked questions:

Currently, the firearm industry is regulated by the Firearms Control Act, Act 60 of 2000, with its applicable regulations thereto. Recently, government published a proposed amendment to the act for public comment, which was met with hefty resistance from the members of the firearm fraternity in South Africa.
SAPS is supposed to have your application for competency to own a firearm approved within 90 days from date of submitting the application at your local designated firearm officer. Unfortunately, due to a crumbling firearm administration system, and with the recent influx of amnesty application, an application can take anything from 3 months to 12 months. In some instances, applicants waited for almost 2 years before being processed.

The estimated fees and cost of a firearm licence can be calculated as follows:

1. Your proficiency training. Estimated cost will be influenced by the training provider and the types of firearm training you require.

2. Cost of drafting your SAPS Competency application, and the fees payable at the police station in the amount of R 70-00.

3. Once you have your competency certificate, and after you purchased your firearm, you can apply for the firearm licence.

4. Lastly will be the cost for drafting and compiling your firearm application, with the supporting motivation and letters, plus the cost of fees payable at the police station in the amount of R 140-00.

Your Firearm Competency Certificate for a handgun is valid for the same period of validity as your firearm licence. That means that a handgun competency is valid for a period of 5 years if licensed under section 13 of the act, and 10 years for a handgun, rifle, shotgun, and self-loading rifle licenced under section 15 and 16 of the Firearms Control Act.
SAPS is supposed to have your firearm licence application approved within 90 days from date of submitting the application at your local designated firearm officer. Unfortunately, due to a crumbling firearm administration system, and with the recent influx of amnesty applications, an application can take anything from 3 months to 12 months. There have also been some instances where applicants waited for almost 2 years before receiving their licence.
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