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Weapons and drugs seized during warrant

By 15 April 2014 15

Police 150414ACT Policing has seized a number of weapons, ammunition, and a small amount of drugs during a search warrant overnight (Monday 14 April) in Gordon.

Members from ACT Policing’s Tuggeranong Crime team seized a .12 gauge pump action shot gun and rounds, an air rifle with pellets, a double edged sword, a conducted energy weapon, extendable batons, knuckle dusters, handcuffs and a small amount of drugs.

Multiple resources were utilised, including Criminal Investigations, Special Response Group’s Tactical Response and Negotiators, Bomb Response Team, Firearms Registry and the K9 unit.

Investigations are currently ongoing and charges are expected to be laid.

This result comes as the Illicit Firearms campaign enters its final weeks, finishing on 30 April 2014. Under the campaign, rewards of up to $5000 are available for information that leads to the recovery of a firearm, or identity of anyone who may be using, keeping or making illicit firearms.

Anyone who has information about an illicit firearm or suspects someone is involved in the criminal use or possession of a firearm is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via its website: www.act.crimestoppers.com.au

Reports to Crime Stoppers can be provided anonymously.

Further information about the illicit firearm rewards strategy can be found via the ACT Policing website www.police.act.gov.au

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15 Responses to Weapons and drugs seized during warrant
#1
JustThinking9:23 pm, 15 Apr 14

Has any police agency told people when they ring “Crime Stoppers” anonymously that their phone numbers and all connecting names and addresses are recorded?

Not quite anonymous.

#2
Walker12:21 am, 16 Apr 14

JustThinking said :

Has any police agency told people when they ring “Crime Stoppers” anonymously that their phone numbers and all connecting names and addresses are recorded?

Not quite anonymous.

If that’s true (is it?), and a problem for some, there’s always the phone booth.

#3
dungfungus10:14 am, 16 Apr 14

Walker said :

JustThinking said :

Has any police agency told people when they ring “Crime Stoppers” anonymously that their phone numbers and all connecting names and addresses are recorded?

Not quite anonymous.

If that’s true (is it?), and a problem for some, there’s always the phone booth.

If you can find one.

#4
Tooks7:53 pm, 16 Apr 14

JustThinking said :

Has any police agency told people when they ring “Crime Stoppers” anonymously that their phone numbers and all connecting names and addresses are recorded?

Not quite anonymous.

Incorrect. Anonymous callers remain anonymous.

#5
Captain RAAF10:26 am, 17 Apr 14

Since when were double edged swords illegal in he ACT? I have several of them!

#6
Nylex_Clock11:17 am, 17 Apr 14

dungfungus said :

Walker said :

JustThinking said :

Has any police agency told people when they ring “Crime Stoppers” anonymously that their phone numbers and all connecting names and addresses are recorded?

Not quite anonymous.

If that’s true (is it?), and a problem for some, there’s always the phone booth.

If you can find one.

Just wait for your colleague to go to lunch and use his phone.

#7
NoImRight11:21 am, 17 Apr 14

Captain RAAF said :

Since when were double edged swords illegal in he ACT? I have several of them!

Metaphorical or literal?

#8
neanderthalsis12:39 pm, 17 Apr 14

Captain RAAF said :

Since when were double edged swords illegal in he ACT? I have several of them!

The closest I could find is in the Prohibited Weapons Act, which bans double bladed daggers but exempts swords. Possibly the sword got a mention just to spread alarm and despondency amongst the chattering masses who think all weapons are bad.

3> a dagger or other similar device, that has a sharp-pointed stabbing
instrument—
(a) that can be concealed on the person; and
(b) that—
(i) has a flat blade with cutting edges (whether serrated
or non-serrated) along the length of both sides; or
(ii) has a needle-like blade, the cross section of which is
elliptical or has three or more sides; and
(iii) is not a sword or bayonet

http://www.legislation.act.gov.au/a/1996-75/current/pdf/1996-75.pdf?

#9
MERC6002:32 pm, 17 Apr 14

I do smile a little when I read of a air rifle being seized. There was a time when any kid worth his salt had a Daisy air gun, and now they are an illicit weapon. A good thing I suppose seeing as how kids are these days ( not near perfect like we were ) although I don’t remember anyone being injured by one in my small bush town.

#10
troutfisher5:29 pm, 17 Apr 14

Some modern air rifles have a greater velocity than 22′s. A very rapid search on the net would prove your thoughts about the “harmless” air rifle to be a little on uneducated side. Although the below incidents are from the UK, it would be foolish to assume the kids here are any less prone to the same.

The following are incidents in which children and young people have accessed air weapons and killed siblings, family members, friends or others.

In almost all cases the air weapon was accessed by children because the weapon and ammunition had been irresponsibly stored by an adult; a phenomena linked to the ‘boys toys’ culture surrounding these guns.

Rhys Johnson

Ten year old Rees was killed by a 12 year old child after being shot with an air weapon pellet while playing with a friend near his home in Llansamlet, Swansea on 27th September 2009.

Jonathan Cooke

Five year old Jonathan Cooke was killed by another child after being shot with an air weapon pellet while playing with several other children and an adult in a garden during a weekend camping holiday in Wiltshire in August 2009.

Sam Shaw

Fifteen year old Sam Shaw was killed by a young person after being shot with an air weapon pellet while playing in a garden with his brother and a friend in Hayes, West London in March 2009.

Rachel Davis

Eighteen year old Rachel Davis was killed by a friend after being shot with an air weapon pellet while socialising with friends in a flat in Bury, Greater Manchester, in December, 2008.

Rashid Ullah

Eighteen month old Rashid was killed by a five year old girl after being shot with an air weapon pellet in a Birmingham garden. His father had been shooting in the back garden and left the loaded weapon out there in September 2008.

Danny Marsh

Seventeen year old Danny Marsh was killed by a young person after being shot with an air weapon pellet when he and his cousin were in a garden shed at the home of his grandmother in Maesglas in November 2007

Mitchel Picken

Twelve year old Mitchel Picken was killed by a thirteen year old child after being shot with an air weapon pellet while playing at the home of a friend whose father, a licensed gun owner, had failed to store his gun safely enabling access to the gun by children ‘home alone’ in Staffordshire in August 2006

Andrew Morton

Two year old Andrew Morton was killed after being shot with an air weapon pellet fired from a window by a young sniper while he was being carried down the road by his cousin in Glasgow in March 2005.

Alex Cole

Twelve year old Alex Cole was killed by a fourteen year old child after being shot with an air weapon pellet while playing at the home of a friend where a loaded air weapon belonging to his friend’s father had been left under a bed, enabling access to the gun by the children when ‘home alone’ in Doncaster in May 2005

Scott Heap

Eleven year old Scott Heap was killed by an eleven year old child after being shot with an air weapon pellet while playing with the weapon in a friend’s bedroom in Glasgow in October 2004.

Matthew Sheffield

Fourteen year old Matthew Sheffield was killed by a thirteen year old child after being shot with an air weapon pellet while playing with friends in a garden when ‘home alone’ in Stockton on Tees in April 2001.

George Atkinson

Thirteen year old George Atkinson was killed by another child after being shot with an air weapon pellet while playing with a cousin at the home of his mother’s sister near Mold in July 1999.

Margaret McEwan

Eight year old Margaret McEwan was killed after being shot with an air weapon pellet while playing with a cousin at the home of an aunt in Warwickshire in August 1995.

Danny Sondergaard

Fourteen year old Danny Sondergaard was killed by another child after being shot with an air weapon pellet while playing with his sister and friends at home in Kent in August 1994.

Matthew Fowkes

Ten year old Matthew Fowkes was killed after being shot with an air weapon pellet while playing in woods with his sister and brother while other people were shooting nearby in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire in 1989.

BBC News, 11 May 2013

A 24-year-old man has died in hospital after being shot in the head with an air rifle at an address in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. He survived the shooting and was taken to hospital but died six days later from his injuries. A 47-year old man has been arrested and charged with wounding, while another man has been released without charge.

Mirror, 31 January 2012

A 13-year-old boy was shot and killed in an apparent airgun incident in Souldern, Oxfordshire. After a row, the teenage boy reportedly shot himself in the head with the airgun and died in hospital.

#11
Sandman6:50 pm, 17 Apr 14

MERC600 said :

although I don’t remember anyone being injured by one in my small bush town.

Neither do I, although one kid had a lucky escape when an air rifle pellet fired from a homemade $2 glove gun lodged against the rib that was basically in front of his heart.

The air rifle I have will put a hole through proper old corrugated iron at 30metres no worries.

#12
Nylex_Clock8:34 am, 18 Apr 14

troutfisher said :

Some modern air rifles have a greater velocity than 22′s. A very rapid search on the net would prove your thoughts about the “harmless” air rifle to be a little on uneducated side. Although the below incidents are from the UK, it would be foolish to assume the kids here are any less prone to the same…..

Translated: If you scour the foreign news, going back many years, you will be able to put together a very short list of freak incidents where people were killed by airrifles.

Meanwhile, backyard pools kill dozens of Australian children every year.
Cars kill dozens of Australian children every year.
Skateboards kill a few children every year.
In fact, fruit and vegetables probably kill more children every year than do air rifles.

This is the unfortunate legacy of our nation having been born as a military dictatorship using slave labour – they have always wanted the Australian people to be unarmed.

#13
fabforty9:11 am, 18 Apr 14

MERC600 said :

I do smile a little when I read of a air rifle being seized. There was a time when any kid worth his salt had a Daisy air gun, and now they are an illicit weapon. A good thing I suppose seeing as how kids are these days ( not near perfect like we were ) although I don’t remember anyone being injured by one in my small bush town.

I’m fairly sure the local wildlife and neighbours pets would have suffered considerably, though.

#14
dungfungus10:22 am, 18 Apr 14

Sandman said :

MERC600 said :

although I don’t remember anyone being injured by one in my small bush town.

Neither do I, although one kid had a lucky escape when an air rifle pellet fired from a homemade $2 glove gun lodged against the rib that was basically in front of his heart.

The air rifle I have will put a hole through proper old corrugated iron at 30metres no worries.

Sounds like you have an old BSA Meteor .22. They were a great tool for cleaning up rabbit infestations in the old days.

#15
dungfungus10:35 am, 18 Apr 14

troutfisher said :

Some modern air rifles have a greater velocity than 22′s. A very rapid search on the net would prove your thoughts about the “harmless” air rifle to be a little on uneducated side. Although the below incidents are from the UK, it would be foolish to assume the kids here are any less prone to the same.

The following are incidents in which children and young people have accessed air weapons and killed siblings, family members, friends or others.

In almost all cases the air weapon was accessed by children because the weapon and ammunition had been irresponsibly stored by an adult; a phenomena linked to the ‘boys toys’ culture surrounding these guns.

Rhys Johnson

Ten year old Rees was killed by a 12 year old child after being shot with an air weapon pellet while playing with a friend near his home in Llansamlet, Swansea on 27th September 2009.

Jonathan Cooke

Five year old Jonathan Cooke was killed by another child after being shot with an air weapon pellet while playing with several other children and an adult in a garden during a weekend camping holiday in Wiltshire in August 2009.

Sam Shaw

Fifteen year old Sam Shaw was killed by a young person after being shot with an air weapon pellet while playing in a garden with his brother and a friend in Hayes, West London in March 2009.

Rachel Davis

Eighteen year old Rachel Davis was killed by a friend after being shot with an air weapon pellet while socialising with friends in a flat in Bury, Greater Manchester, in December, 2008.

Rashid Ullah

Eighteen month old Rashid was killed by a five year old girl after being shot with an air weapon pellet in a Birmingham garden. His father had been shooting in the back garden and left the loaded weapon out there in September 2008.

Danny Marsh

Seventeen year old Danny Marsh was killed by a young person after being shot with an air weapon pellet when he and his cousin were in a garden shed at the home of his grandmother in Maesglas in November 2007

Mitchel Picken

Twelve year old Mitchel Picken was killed by a thirteen year old child after being shot with an air weapon pellet while playing at the home of a friend whose father, a licensed gun owner, had failed to store his gun safely enabling access to the gun by children ‘home alone’ in Staffordshire in August 2006

Andrew Morton

Two year old Andrew Morton was killed after being shot with an air weapon pellet fired from a window by a young sniper while he was being carried down the road by his cousin in Glasgow in March 2005.

Alex Cole

Twelve year old Alex Cole was killed by a fourteen year old child after being shot with an air weapon pellet while playing at the home of a friend where a loaded air weapon belonging to his friend’s father had been left under a bed, enabling access to the gun by the children when ‘home alone’ in Doncaster in May 2005

Scott Heap

Eleven year old Scott Heap was killed by an eleven year old child after being shot with an air weapon pellet while playing with the weapon in a friend’s bedroom in Glasgow in October 2004.

Matthew Sheffield

Fourteen year old Matthew Sheffield was killed by a thirteen year old child after being shot with an air weapon pellet while playing with friends in a garden when ‘home alone’ in Stockton on Tees in April 2001.

George Atkinson

Thirteen year old George Atkinson was killed by another child after being shot with an air weapon pellet while playing with a cousin at the home of his mother’s sister near Mold in July 1999.

Margaret McEwan

Eight year old Margaret McEwan was killed after being shot with an air weapon pellet while playing with a cousin at the home of an aunt in Warwickshire in August 1995.

Danny Sondergaard

Fourteen year old Danny Sondergaard was killed by another child after being shot with an air weapon pellet while playing with his sister and friends at home in Kent in August 1994.

Matthew Fowkes

Ten year old Matthew Fowkes was killed after being shot with an air weapon pellet while playing in woods with his sister and brother while other people were shooting nearby in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire in 1989.

BBC News, 11 May 2013

A 24-year-old man has died in hospital after being shot in the head with an air rifle at an address in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. He survived the shooting and was taken to hospital but died six days later from his injuries. A 47-year old man has been arrested and charged with wounding, while another man has been released without charge.

Mirror, 31 January 2012

A 13-year-old boy was shot and killed in an apparent airgun incident in Souldern, Oxfordshire. After a row, the teenage boy reportedly shot himself in the head with the airgun and died in hospital.

“air weapon pellet”?
My God, the politically correct are onto this already.

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