South African Horror Aided by Gun Owner Control Policies

By David Codrea

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USA –  -( “They were tortured with a blow torch and knives,” a chilling Middleburg Observer report about a South African farm attack relates. “A plastic bag was stuffed down Sue’s throat and they attempted to strangle Robert with a black bag around his neck.

“They drove from the Mash Land farm through Belfast towards Stoffberg. In the pass Sue was shot in the head twice before her attackers dragged her into the field next to the road,” the story elaborates. “A few metres further it was Robert’s turn. His attackers aimed for his head, pulled the trigger and pushed him out of the vehicle.”

“In any other country, such a crime would be almost unthinkable. But in South Africa, these kinds of farm attacks are happening nearly every day,” Fox News observes in a follow-up report. “This year so far, there have been more than 70 attacks and around 25 murders in similar attacks on white farmers.”

“Official statistics on farm attacks are non-existent, due to what human rights groups have described as a ‘cover-up’ by the notoriously corrupt — and potentially complicit — South African government,” the report concludes, linking to a new Middleburg Observer report:

‘Bury them alive!’: White South Africans fear for their future as horrific farm attacks escalate

That’s an interesting choice of targets. And it’s an interesting admission about the government. Because complicity is more than “potential,” especially when they’re egging on the violence and you then factor in their anti-gun edicts.

“The regulation of guns in South Africa is categorised as restrictive,” notes. While the website, a project of the Sydney School of Public Health, is decidedly on the side of such restrictions, and globally, it nonetheless provides an accurate picture of gun laws form around the world (or at least it did until funding to keep it updated ran out).

And it’s those very laws – the ones criminals ignore – that catch peaceable gun owners in their nets.  Gun Owners of South Africa, a group dedicated to defending what’s left of firearm owner rights, documents the way the “law-abiding” are harassed. Essentially because of registration and licensing, the government knows who they are and what they have. And who to go after.

So we see routine examples of gun owners in serious legal jeopardy because they failed to renew licenses in time. And we see the predictable antis, such as the aptly-named Gun-Free South Africa, endorse prosecuting a woman for defending herself against an armed repeat offender – because she used her partner’s gun:

“Allowing somebody who does not have a license to use your firearm and use it for their own self-defence will definitely fall under Section 103, where you will be declared unfit to own a gun.”

That’s consistent with a report I wrote back in 2001 quoting a South African Safety and Security official admitting “the laws have nothing to do with criminals. It is a waste of time to make laws to stop criminals. The purpose of this bill is to make it as difficult as possible for people to own licensed firearms and to reduce the number of firearms already licensed.”

And as the (now dissolved) New National Party observed, the laws being enacted would ensure:

“No firearm may be used for self-defence unless licenced for that purpose (s16, s17, s18, and s19). If under personal attack whilst only in possession of a firearm licenced for a non-defensive purpose, the individual would, in fact, be committing an offence by using it to defend him/herself;”

So it’s no surprise that the government’s gun registry has turned out to be a corrupt “black hole” with “no visible impact on crime.” Or that “visible impact” does come from untold thousands of guns “stolen” from police.  And speaking of that, it’s not unfair to wonder who’s doing the stealing, and how many officers have decided they need an after-work gun.

It’s also no surprise that one group hampered by “progressive” policies from defending itself consists of South African lesbians being gang-raped to “cure” them. Or that today’s increase in attacks was preceded in recent years by “road pirates.”

“The murder rate increased from 32.9 in 2014/15 to 33.9 in 2015/16,” Africa Check reports. “This means there were nearly 34 murders recorded per 100,000 people in the country.”

Compare that to five per 100,000 in the United States per the World Bank, citing the UN Office on Drugs and Crime’s International Homicide Statistics database.

Give it a few years. That is, if those bent on culturally terraforming our country with a “progressive’ majority and disarming its citizens are allowed to prevail. We who oppose that may then find ourselves facing “leadership” like that exhibited by South African Marxist thug President Jacob Zuma, singing songs like “Shoot the Farmer, Kill the Boer” and demanding land be confiscated from whites without compensation — as his colleagues call for a more final solution.

David Codrea in his natural habitat.

About David Codrea:

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating / defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament.

In addition to being a field editor/columnist at GUNS Magazine and associate editor for Oath Keepers, he blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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We are Europeans living in SA (ethnically european -> Dutch) though we were born here we considder ourselfes as Europeans and Africans are the people native to the African continent. Two completely different cultures each with their own ways. Yes, very sad what happend to SA no thanks to our european cousins who took the side of the enemy and eventually forced us to give away the country we created and developed. Used to be a little piece of Europe and a beacon of light in Africa but thats all gone now. From a developed country to a 3rd world… Read more »

Grits McCall

I resided as an expatriate in Zimbabwe and in South Africa. In Zimbabwe it was soon after “independence” and the murder of whites had not yet ramped up – it was dangerous but manageable with common sense precautions: a big dog, an alarm system, bars on all windows and doors and a roving security patrol on call. South Africa, later and “post-independence,” was worse. Razor wire atop 6′ walls, a really big dog, sodium lights like a shopping center, bars and grills everywhere including two jail doors interior for fallback positions (true, not from a cheap novel). Then a licensed… Read more »


Until whites (especially Christians) go back to scripture and accept what God told us about the negro, man will be doomed to destruction. Our entire understanding of the history of man and the negro have been a false narrative pushed by Jesuits by false/poor translation.


One thing to remember, and I note that you disregard the following at your own risk. The antics, goals and such of the anti gun cabal that exists in the government of South Africa and a number of other countries too, is pretty much the same thing that one finds among anti gunners in the U.S. One can put as much lipstick on a pig as they like. The creature remains as what it is, a pig adorned with layers of makeup. By the way, the government that does not trust it’s law abiding citizens does not deserve the trust… Read more »

Mark Zanghetti

A Government that doesn’t trust it’s citizens, should never be trusted by it’s citizens either. But truthfully, no government should ever be trusted by it’s citizens.


Sounds familiar somehow.

Richard Cutie

I feel for these people, they should mobilize and use tactics to ambush these animals. Once they realize that brutality will be answered by death and eye for an eye justice they will back off. If we Americans were not armed we would be singled out by hoards of evil the same way. We need to realize that some out there think we deserve to be brutaized and taken out


Make no mistake about it, this is what Schumer and the eastern liberal establishment have planned for the U.S.A. Don’t give them one inch and resist with all you have!


Kinda sounds like Maryland to me. Only the elites
can carry here. They are still trying to enact more
regulations here. No regard for personal protection.

Bob M.

There’s nothing new under the sun.

“When the Cambrian measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace.
They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.
But when we disarmed They sold us and delivered us bound to our foe,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “Stick to the Devil you know.” – Rudyard Kipling, 1919

Wild Bill

@Bob M, That was the highlight of the morning, Bob, and thank you.

Wild Bill

@Bob M, You inspired me to look up the rest of Kiplings poem, and although, much of it contains references too old for me to catch onto, Kiplings last verse is also prophetic:

And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!


If mass immigration is not stopped then we americans are looking at our future.


The bs inherent in the regulations quoted, that business about a firearm being registered for defensive use, if truly stated, is beyond the pale, even in a gun control happy regime.

Timothy K. Toroian

Somebody being a good guy is like Mandela as the greatest hero on the face of the earth even though he started out as a communist. How the hell people equate communism with liberation in incomprehensible. Making everybody but the leaders the same IS NOT FREEDOM IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM. Anyone capable of actually of thinking inherently knows that. Good place to rant about “good” guys

Wild Bill

@TKT, Our colleges and universities only teach the theory of communism and socialism, not the actually results of communism or socialism, and make darn sure that our youth can not think critically by the time that they graduate.


So, can we call this “the Mandela’s legacy”??


That’s what ‘Black Nationalism’ looks like when put into practice!


When one looks briefly into South Africa’s recent history this is no surprise. Back when polltical unrest was the order of the day (the apartheid issue.. decidedly wrong policy, needed to go, but not the way it went) there was one hot headed radical rose to popularity and he began playing the hoodlum, inciting to riot, death, mayhem, etc, bombing public buildings including at least one police station, anything to destabilise things. He was eventually arrested, tried, and convicted to a LONG sentence….. he was given much liberty whilst imprisoned on an island in the Atlantic, managed to change his… Read more »

Roy D.

As a couple of other people have alluded to, it was the communists in the Soviet Union and Red China along with their fellow travelers here and abroad who made it possible for Mandela and the ANC to do what they did. The only good communist is a dead communist. Of course they call themselves “progressives” now.

Wild Bill

Mr Codrea’s report should be a warning to ever farmer and rancher in America. Even here, it would not be difficult for a van full of city people to drive out to a farm or ranch, overwhelm the farmer or rancher, steal what ever they liked, take there time about it, and leave little evidence.
I see my County Sheriff’s Deputy once a year around Christmas time. Note to all you city people out there: My ranch has a layered defense plan guaranteed to surprise you (for a little while).


Are you referring to the attack bulls you keep? 🙂

Wild Bill

@Vann, So good to “hear” from you again. The picture of a city criminal, in city shoes, with a city pistol in the pasture with one of the Brangus bulls just makes me laugh out loud.


So in the beginning, you had this infertile chunk of land that was uninhabited. Then came the Caucasians who bought it and made something out of it. Soon, natives from all over the continent started arriving seeking work. Then apartheid came about, social injustices, and basically a coup from Nelson Mandela. Now the Caucasian descendants of the people who founded the country are being victimized. The very people who claimed being victims, are now the perpetrators, even though their ancestors were never part of landscape either. So the lesson here is that if you make something out of nothing, don’t… Read more »

Roy D.

I am sure that most of us are familiar with the fall of South Africa and Rhodesia. However, most of our fellow citizens haven’t a clue. And, furthermore, they couldn’t care less. Sad really, but that’s the way it is.


I went hunting in South Africa a couple of decades ago, before “majority rule” took place. No problem with bringing a handgun in, and at that time, I could carry it concealed – which I couldn’t do in my then home-state of Minnesota. Outside of the townships and an occasional terrorist attack in border areas, crime was not much of a problem. Now . . . I’ve read that things have become so bad that crime statistics are a state secret. With attacks on white-owned farms and businesses, South Africa is going down the same path – the death spiral… Read more »


Our goal, in the US, should be the repeal of all gun laws, every single one of them. We already have criminal penalties for rape, robbery, murder, assault and any other crime committed with ANY weapon. Any further law simply duplicates those and is unnecessary. I include the NFA laws in those that should be repealed. There are no “good” or “bad” guns despite what politicians try to conjure up in their witch’s kettles of bigotry and class warfare in a never ending quest to divide citizens with lies and misinformation and garner money and votes for themselves.


Hey, Gil, where’s ur comment on this gun free utopia?


Those SAVAGEs should of never been turned loose and look at the entire situation now. And never, ever give up your firearms my fellow Americans, Never!


Copy that Concerned! Never give up the guns.


Rhodesia was once referred to as “the bread basket of Africa.” South Africa was “the crown jewel.” They are both now stinking pest holes where white people are an endangered species.
The same thing could happen here if Communist blacks manage to get us disarmed. Never, ever, ever give up your guns. Never!!


You’re right hippy. South Africa used to be one of the most beautiful places on earth. It’s so sad now.
When people talk about my guns I say “guns? What guns? I don’t have no stinking guns!” Then when I have time I clean my guns so they’re ready for whatever. 🙂


you clean your WHAT’s?

Oh, thast;s what I tought you said. Good on you….. keep yer powder dry and yer barrels clean.

Timothy K. Toroian

Gun control NEVER takes them from the bad guys. An excellent example of such. Dumb shits there just as there are in this country, and Britian.

JorgeNorberto Pedace



Jorge’s comment is excellent. Translation: This is where you end up when you pay attention to those who want to “control” out of their owner’s hands. Guns are the last line of defense every honest human being has to protect himself. Those who fight to take them only in enslaving, dominating & extinguishing their rights as human beings. “It’s the misfortune of all countries, that they sometimes lie under an unhappy necessity to defend themselves by arms against the ambition of their governors, and to fight for what is their own; for if a prince will rule us with a… Read more »


If I understand you correctly, you’re saying that firearms not licensed for self-defense are not legally allowed to be used for such purposes? “And as the (now dissolved) New National Party observed, the laws being enacted would ensure: “No firearm may be used for self-defence unless licenced for that purpose (s16, s17, s18, and s19). If under personal attack whilst only in possession of a firearm licenced for a non-defensive purpose, the individual would, in fact, be committing an offence by using it to defend him/herself;”” If that is what you are saying, you are incorrect. As South Africans, we… Read more »

Phillip Evans

The hypocritical South African politicians that would put people in jail for using a readily available firearm for self-defense, would do so themselves if under attack. Who would not want to save their own life? In their country, if you manage to take away a criminal’s gun meant to be used against you, and use it to keep from dying, you’re a criminal. That’s not only insane, it’s utterly immoral. Those kinds of politicians should be tried for crimes against humanity and punished accordingly. But it’s this same idiocy that the opposite day leftists desire for the United States. While… Read more »


“In their country, if you manage to take away a criminal’s gun meant to be used against you, and use it to keep from dying, you’re a criminal. That’s not only insane, it’s utterly immoral.”

Incorrect, should you relieve an attacker of his firearm during the course of an attack and use it to save your life, you will NOT be prosecuted. Should you keep that firearm and then hunt down your attacker a day later, that would be something different.

Richard L

SCOTUS Ginsburg believes that this country’s Constitution is the one we should have here in the USA

R.L. Harvey

Could you please substantiate or foot note that. Many thanks, sir.

Wild Bill

@R.L. Harvey, I, also, read that Ginsburg thought that South Africa’s Constitution should be America’s Constitution. It was in some interview that she did, although, I don’t remember which interview. I think that she would like sovereignty to be in the government, rather than the people.


Ginsburg during an interview with Egypt’s Al-Hayat TV

“I would not look to the U.S. Constitution, if I were drafting a Constitution in the year 2012. I might look at the Constitution of South Africa,” says Ginsburg, whom President Clinton nominated to the court in 1993. “That was a deliberate attempt to have a fundamental instrument of government that embraced basic human rights, had an independent judiciary. … It really is, I think, a great piece of work that was done. Much more recent than the U.S. Constitution.”


Two things: You’re actually allowed to defend yourself with anything at hand when attacked in South Africa, even the criminal’s firearm. The problem is with the safekeeping requirements. Only the licenced owner may have access to the firearm so if you use your partner’s firearm while they are not present, the partner is actually in a head of legal trouble which includes probable confiscation of all owned firearms. This creates the bizarre scenario where I have two safes in my house, one for me and one for my wife. Secondly, without commenting on the merits of our Constitution (I find… Read more »

Wild Bill

@TTT, People who quietly sell everything and get out early will get out alive. Those who do not get out early will not get out at all.

James Bailey


One word of advice for reminder: Rhodesia.


Once it was the Breadbasket Of Africa; now it is a morass of inept savagery that imports food!


Correct meifI’m wrong but did those wonderful folks at the United Nations play a role in creating this mess?