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    Australia: Police go door to door to inspect guns

    Yep...this could never happen here right? : :

    http://manly-daily.whereilive.com.au...-police-check/

    Licensed gun owners facing police check

    news09 Oct 09 @ 02:23pm by Jesse Phillips

    NORTHERN Beaches Police will be turning up on the doorstep of every licensed gun owner in the area over the next four years to check their firearms are stored correctly.

    Operation Aston follows the gun amnesty that ended on May 31 and will target guns stored incorrectly and the security of gun safes, Northern Beaches Commander Doreen Cruickshank said.

    “Gun owners have a responsibility to ensure their weapon is safely stored at all times when not in use,” Supt Cruickshank said.

    “Licensing police will be attending the home of every licensed firearm owner in the northern beaches over the next four years to inspect every weapon and check the gun safe.

    “Officers will be examining all gun safes to ensure they comply with the legislative requirements, particularly in relation to the standard and security of safes.”

    Supt Cruickshank reminded all legitimate owners that under the Firearms Act they must take all reasonable precautions to ensure the safe-keeping of their firearms.

    “It’s especially important that weapons are stored in such a way as to limit the possibility of loss or theft, so they don’t come into the possession of a person who isn’t authorised to hold them,” she said.

    The maximum penalty for incorrect storage of a weapon is two years in jail.




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    Re: Australia: Police go door to door to inspect guns

    So how do criminals have to store their weapons? What kind of fine do they get after they murder someone?

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    Re: Australia: Police go door to door to inspect guns

    The criminals will obey the law don't you know?!

    It is because of things like this that I hesitate to get an SBR or suppressor. I know that eventually they would get around to me but would the SBR and suppressor guys be first and initiate a warning to others? I don't know.

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    Re: Australia: Police go door to door to inspect guns

    Quote Originally Posted by Col Maddog View Post

    It is because of things like this that I hesitate to get an SBR or suppressor. I know that eventually they would get around to me but would the SBR and suppressor guys be first and initiate a warning to others? I don't know.
    Exactly how I feel.
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    Re: Australia: Police go door to door to inspect guns

    That reminds me of when I was stationed in the UK. To get a firearm license you had to get a constable out to your house to inspect that your cabinet/safe and how it was bolted to the house met the standards of the laws. All after you had paid your insane fees too. It was a process and a half. I believe they also had a provision for no-notice checks.
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    Re: Australia: Police go door to door to inspect guns

    Hopefully they don't have many home invasions. "Excuse me sir. Could you wait just a moment before you rob and kill me while I deposit some DNA on the reader for my Masterblaster3000 safe."

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    Re: Australia: Police go door to door to inspect guns

    Quote Originally Posted by m118sb View Post
    That reminds me of when I was stationed in the UK. To get a firearm license you had to get a constable out to your house to inspect that your cabinet/safe and how it was bolted to the house met the standards of the laws. All after you had paid your insane fees too. It was a process and a half. I believe they also had a provision for no-notice checks.
    Yup, and the Chief Constable could also refuse you an FAC, Firearms Certificate, without having to give a reason. Those were fun days......not. You also had to split firearms and ammunition and it was recomended that you stored machanizms separately as well. when we had Semi-autos prior to the ban we had ammo in one safe, rifles and pistols in another and bolts in a third, each in a separate room. Fricking pain in the ass.

    Also if you had a gun stolen from your car, you were charged with failing to secure the firearm. If you had the gun in your car for any reason other than travelling to or from a range, hunt or gunsmith you were charged for having an offensive weapon. Gun ownership in the UK was not a lot of fun.
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