What is happening with gun crime in South Africa
Estimates of the number of illegal firearms in South Africa vary between 1 and 4 million, he said, but the real problem was from some 30,000-40,000 hardcore criminals using a small number of illegal guns.
South Africa began a firearms amnesty on January 1 that to date has netted about 13,000 weapons, but critics say most of the weapons handed in are old and would never have been used for crime.
"It's mostly been grannies and grandpas that are handing in weapons that are probably unusable anyhow," Willmers said. . . . .
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