NamPol approved over 7 000 gun license applications in 2017...rejected over 1000 others

January 29, 2018, 5:45pm

The Namibian Police has approved at least 7 647 applications for firearm licenses from 9 239 applications filed last year.

From the month of October to December last year the division approved 1 119 firearm licenses.

The police rejected 1 593 license that same year.

Applications for firearm licenses are received in huge numbers every year, the deputy commissioner of NamPol’s Firearm Control Division Ignatius Nangombe has told The Villager. 

“We assort the applicants and then approve if the applicant meets all the requirements. If all requirements are not met, we obviously turn down the application. We also look at the reason a specific person that applies for a firearm license has noted and then we grant them a license accordingly,” he said.