INTERIM STATUS OF
legal position of current Ammunition Collectors who hold their
collections in terms of an existing permit issued to them by the police
is not entirely clear. We understand, however, that these permits remain
valid until such time as their holders are required to reapply as
Ammunition Collectors by a specific date which will be indicated in
regulations yet to be promulgated.
In this event the procedure will be somewhat similar to that outlined in
the accompanying letter covering accreditation as a Firearms Collector.
Ammunition Collectors will then hold a separate permit issued by the
Registrar in addition to any declaration which he may have made in
respect of the same person as a collector of firearms. i.e. “C”, “B”, or
“A” category status.
As in the case of an application to the Police to become a collector of
firearms an application for a permit to collect ammunition will have to
be supported by a declaration by a collectors association confirming the
applicant’s membership status as an Ammunition Collector.
Although there does not appear to be any particular urgency in the case
of those who are already in possession of a permit to
collect ammunition, members who are currently cartridge collectors (or
intend to become one) are advised to apply to our Secretary in writing
for the separate application form to register their cartridge collecting
interest with S.A.A.A.C.A.
Provided this document is satisfactorily completed the member concerned
will also be reflected as a cartridge collector on the Association
records and the appropriate category membership certificate issued in
addition to any covering firearms categorisation.