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    The application to renew a firearm license must be filed at least 90 days before the expiry date.

    During the course of last week; we received the following query.

     “I own a 9 mm Parabellum firearm, which has always been validly and legally licensed. At the end of last year and the first three months of 2018, I was out of the country for five months as a result of work commitments and as a result was unable to renew my firearm licence before its expiry in March 2018.

    On my return, in April 2018, I went to the police, but they told me that because my licence had not timeously been renewed; the license was now invalid and that my possession of the firearm was now illegal.

    Can this really be the case? Surely I have a valid excuse for not having renewed my licence on time?”

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