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    Default Stricter Gun laws see drop in gun deaths, but easy access to weapons see SA drop in Peace index

    This from different pages of Gunfree SA's site "safety toolkit". This seems somewhat contradictory and a feeble attempt at spin-doctoring? Are they not admitting here that stricter gun laws have caused more gun deaths?



    Since the introduction of stronger gun laws in South Africa there has been a significant drop in the country's gun-related deaths: from 34 gun deaths a day in 1998 to 18 a day in 2009.



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    South Africa’s latest crime statistics show that serious and violent crimes have again increased. Between 2011/12 and 2017/18, murder increased 31%, attempted murder 24% and aggravated robbery 37%. A shocking 41.3% of murders and 59.5% of aggravated robberies in 2017/18 were gun-related.
    Increasing levels of violent crime and easy access to weapons has seen South Africa drop from 123 to 125 out of 163 countries in the 2018 Global Peace Index.

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    Default Re: Stricter Gun laws see drop in gun deaths, but easy access to weapons see SA drop in Peace index

    GFSA has always been somewhat loose with the concepts of truth and integrity.
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