South Africa -(AmmoLand.com)- It was reported on SABC television yesterday that the owner of Skopos, a security training facility, has been exposed as allegedly selling official certificates of proficiency in respect of firearm licence applications.
The television footage appeared to show a person (allegedly a Mr. Andre van Tonder) conducting a cash transaction in connection with the sale of a fraudulent or false certificate of proficiency.
Speaking from Pretoria on Monday night, Advocate John Welch, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of SAGA said “SAGA is deeply concerned about this situation and as an organisation of more than 30 years standing strongly believes that these serious allegations must be investigated and addressed without delay.”
“Our Firearms Control Act provides for a very strict licensing regime in terms of which any person must first be declared competent before s/he could apply for a license for a firearm. Competency clearly implies amongst others knowledge of the relevant laws and firearms. Since its inception it has been SAGA’s view that people should be licensed and that firearms should merely be registered. Competency declaration was a clear …Read the Rest