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    Default Thousands of SA cops arenít even allowed to use their guns

    The only shooting range in the Western Cape is not even fully operational due to a lack of ammunition and safety issues.

    More than 4,556 South African Police Service (SAPS) officers failed to complete their firearms competency tests in the Western Cape, community safety spokesperson Mireille Wenger said on Wednesday.

    Wenger said the Shooting Range Complex (SRC) was not fully operational and had experienced a shortage of ammunition.

    ďThe total number of Police Act Personnel in the Western Cape stands at 16,467 (June 2017 figure). This means that the 4,556 SAPS officers during the 2017/18 financial year did not complete their firearm competency, which equates to 27.6 percent,Ē Wenger said.

    ďThis would imply that just over a quarter of operational SAPS officers did not complete firearm competencies.Ē

    Wenger said the this was the highest number of officers not completing the competency tests in the past three years. In 2015/16, the number stood at 3,979, which improved slightly in 2016/17 to 3101 and then worsened last year to 4,556.
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    well they can throw the guns at the criminals
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    The even more disturbing part is that the test for competency is the ability to hit an A3 page at 5m.

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    This looks like a poorly written article. The 4500 cops who did not do a competency cannot be new recruits, out of 1600p for the province. So it seems more likely they were not able to do the yearly competency test due to the issue with the shooting range. I wondef if there are in fact any cops who have never done a competency or who actually failed the test.

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    How many residents are in Western Cape? 16.500 policeman only? And then people complain about high crime levels?
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    Quote Originally Posted by konfab View Post
    The even more disturbing part is that the test for competency is the ability to hit an A3 page at 5m.
    Don't judge, lets see you try pull a trigger when your fingers are covered in kfc grease
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    Quote Originally Posted by Temujin View Post
    Don't judge, lets see you try pull a trigger when your fingers are covered in kfc grease
    While holding the bucket in your left arm with a chicken bone protruding from your mouth

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nithan15 View Post
    While holding the bucket in your left arm with a chicken bone protruding from your mouth
    I take it you don't have a lot from faith in our esteemed police force?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nithan15 View Post
    While holding the bucket in your left arm with a chicken bone protruding from your mouth
    Quote Originally Posted by eg2505 View Post
    I take it you don't have a lot from faith in our esteemed police force?


    In the US, their fingers are so sticky from the donuts, they can't get their fingers off the triggers are end up shooting everyone... here, their hands and fingers are so greasy they can't hold the gun long enough to shoot it
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    The only shooting range in the Western Cape is not even fully operational due to a lack of ammunition and safety issues.
    Hilarious! With the cobwebs a-gathering, it becomes the only place in SA with no shooting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Temujin View Post


    In the US, their fingers are so sticky from the donuts, they can't get their fingers off the triggers are end up shooting everyone... here, their hands and fingers are so greasy they can't hold the gun long enough to shoot it
    And so, my friends, after years of R&D, I present a union that will save billions of lives.... the KFD, just sticky enough to counter the greasy, just greasy enough to counter the sticky.... police the world over will once again be competent

    This right here is peace prize **** /nod
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