A BBC Graph well before the all time high.Events in the post-Mandela Rainbow Nation playing out as expected.
Officials attending the National Firearms Summit in Parliament on Tuesday heard that 47 people are killed in the country every day compared to 45 in the 2012/13 financial year...Police Secretariat, Revena Fourie told the summit that at 47 murders daily, the country's murder rate is at an all-time high."The rate is five times higher than the global average, of six murders per day and that’s too high."[SA murder rate at all-time high, by Siyabonga Sesant, iafrica.com, March 25, 2015]Don't worry though, the South African police know the problem. It's the guns!
Gun Free South Africa’s Adele Kirsten has welcomed amendments that may see tighter firearm laws implemented.“There’s recognition that firearms play a significant role in the levels of violence in our country...”The two-day gathering comes after cabinet last month approved amendments to the Firearms Control Act.The Police Ministry believes the changes will tighten laws around gun ownership and ultimately reduce the number of illegal guns on the streets.[SA's Murder Rate at An All-Time High, by Siyabonga Sesant, Eyewitness News, March 25, 2015]Of course buried in the story is one of the problems when only incompetent state officials are allowed to have guns.
The number of firearms lost by police officers has been raised as a major concern at the summit."Lost."One of the first things "liberated" South Africa did was break up the white self-defense organizations the Boers would use to defend farms. Gregory Hood at American Renaissance describes what happened next,
The South African Firearms Control Act mandates that gun ownership be allowed only after an applicant passes a written test and a criminal background check, explains his “need” for the weapon, has adequate safekeeping facilities, and takes a shooting test. Gun owners must re-register periodically.Not surprisingly, the South African government cannot keep up with its own administrative requirements. Applicants have been waiting for as long as five years to own firearms legally. The system is a model of what Sam Francis called “anarcho-tyranny,” as the government mysteriously loses tens of thousands of its own firearms even as it denies permits to law abiding citizens. If a white citizen does use a firearm to defend his life against a black, he is often punished.The result is predictable. Murders of white South African farmers have become so common that even “Genocide Watch” says the South African government is in the beginning stages of a drive for extermination. The government is not worried; President Jacob Zuma recently sang “Shoot the Boer” at an African National Congress celebration.White South Africans who could not afford private security companies used to rely on “commandos” of mobile defense teams that could respond quickly to reports of violence. Of course, in 2003, the South African government forcibly disbanded them because they were supposedly linked to apartheid. Now, as Genocide Watch pointed out after an exhaustive investigation in July 2012, “Deliberate inaction of the South African Government has weakened rural security structures, facilitating Afrikaner farm murders, in order to terrorize white farmers into vacating their farms.”[Whites and Guns, December 24, 2012]Of course, whites aren't the only, or even the primary victims of this increase in violence, though they are certainly the ones most often deliberately targeted. All races are the victims of South Africa transforming from a First World nation and a bastion of the Free World into just another Third World dystopia plagued by corruption.But it's important to restate that Anarcho-Tyranny is where multiculturalism ultimately leads. And now South Africa is paying the price.