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Tag Archives: firearms

Firearms and explosive device seized in Conder

By 7 July 2014

ACT Policing has seized two illicit firearms and an improvised explosive device following the execution of a search warrant at a residence in Conder on Saturday (July 5).
Members from Tuggeranong and Woden Criminal Investigations executed the search warrant seizing a sawn off double barrel shotgun, a sawn off .22 rifle along with ammunition, a crossbow [...]

Firearm found hidden in stud wall

By 5 May 2014

ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations team has executed a second search warrant on a Florey home (Saturday, May 3) locating an illicit firearm from behind a stud wall in the toilet.
Acting on further information received police returned to the home around 6pm where they removed plasterboard from a stud wall in the toilet of the [...]

Rifle, cash, ammunition seized in Florey search warrant

By 28 April 2014

A search warrant executed on a Florey home on Thursday by members of ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations team has resulted in another firearm and ammunition being removed from the community.
Acting on information received, detectives searched the premises and seized a .22 calibre rifle, ammunition, two replica handguns, a conducted energy weapon, cash and a small [...]

ACT agrees to data sharing to help fight gun crime

By 29 June 2012

Simon Corbell announced today that the ACT has joined a data sharing system aimed at firearm related crime.
“While the ACT does not see some of the higher levels of firearm related crime that is emerging in larger jurisdictions, we must continue to work hard to ensure that our laws and information sharing arrangements with other [...]

I want a gun.

By 8 August 2011

Would the 16 guns stolen from a shipping container in Fyshwick be for sale on the black market in Canberra?
The police said they could be worth tens of thousands of dollars. Personally I’d like a big black gun.
How much should I expect to pay? 
Does a gun black market exist in the ACT. [...]

Guns in Dickson

By 5 March 2011

ACT Policing is investigating an incident in Dickson at 12.45pm today (Friday, March 4) in which a firearm was allegedly drawn by a security guard on a member of the public.
Whilst the full circumstances of the incident are still under investigation, police have interviewed the victim who alleges that an earlier dispute occurred between [...]

Darryl Potts gets his guns back

By 20 January 2011

The Herald Sun has a fascinating story on Parliament House elevator tech Darryl Potts who has won the fight to restore his gun licence despite being professionally evaluated as a threat to public safety and holding views deemed by a tribunal to be extreme and offensive.
Darryl’s thoughts on Israeli art peddlers, however, bear some thinking [...]

Police Wrap – 28 September 2010

By 28 September 2010

1. Dark Deeds in McKellar:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a home invasion that occurred in Dumas Street, McKellar early this morning (Tuesday September 28).
About 5.30am up to four males have forced entry into the residence and assaulted the middle-aged-couple. The offenders were armed with a firearm and a possible taser.
The 53-year-old female victim was [...]

Police Wrap – 19 May 2010

By 19 May 2010

1. Guns in Manuka:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an incident involving a firearm in Manuka last night (Tuesday, May 18).
About 8:10pm, a male offender armed with a firearm approached the exterior glass window of a restaurant on Franklin Street and pointed the firearm at a restaurant patron seated inside whilst threatening him. [...]

Guns rolling in for the amnesty

By 14 April 2009

Simon Corbell has announced that at the midpoint of his firearm amnesty 66 guns have been surrendered including 9 prohibited weapons:
“I am very encouraged to see Canberrans getting involved in the amnesty and continuing to make our community a safe place to live,” said Mr Corbell.
“Often these firearms are not obtained for illegal purposes, but [...]

ACT Firearms Legislation – Paintball change update!

By 4 July 2008

G’day ….this is another paintball update, so as always, if not interested please feel free to look elsewhere
The ACT Firearms amendments passed last night, including three paintball specific provisions:
1. The approval of personal ownership of markers in the ACT.
2. The recognition of interstate/international ownership eg you can take your martker to NSW and [...]

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