A new shooting club organizes a training day

On Saturday July 23, the newly founded Muldersdrift Social Shooting Club (MSSC) held a day of shooting and training at Black Duck Field Sports Outdoor Shooting and Archery Range in Muldersdrift.

The aim of the day was to hone the self-protection skills of club members as well as members of the general public.

According to club president Leon Malan, the club was registered as a non-profit organization last November. He said the club not only wants to train people interested in the art of self-defense, but also serve as a social platform. Club secretary Russett Margo agreed.

“We primarily want to train community members to protect themselves in critical situations, but we also want them to get to know their neighbors in a more social setting,” Margo said.

“The club is not just about shooting. We also give 4×4, archery and tactical training. Everyone is welcome and does not need to be a member of the club,” explained Margo .

Werner Brits, vice president of the Roodepoort branch of AfriForum. Photos: Riaan van Zyl.

Members of the Roodepoort branch of AfriForum were also present that day. Branch vice president and neighborhood watch officer Werner Brits said the civil rights organization was there to show support for the initiative.

“At Muldersdrift we have a huge crime problem, especially the theft of transformers and cables. Crime also tends to be violent so it is important that residents know how to reasonably protect themselves,” Brits said. “AfriForum’s Neighborhood Watch has had many successes and thwarted many crimes in the region. We are here to support the community, but we also need their support. Our goal is to have a society where children can once again play freely and safely in the streets of their neighborhood,” said Brits.

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