Braddon gun cache stolen

johnboy 17 July 2011 22

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to the theft of firearms from a house in Braddon early this morning (Sunday, July 17).

Between 4:50am and 5:30am, five firearms and some ammunition were stolen from a secure shed at the house on Lowanna Street.

The firearms stolen included a SAKO Bolt Action L461 .223 Remington calibre rifle, a SAKO 25/06 Remington rifle, a Nikko 12 Gauge under and over shotgun, a Harrington and Richardson 12 Gauge shot gun, and a Lithgow bolt action .22 LR calibre rifle.

Police urge anyone who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in Braddon around 5am this morning to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]


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breda breda 2:52 am 22 Jul 11

I don’t think that we are getting the full story.

Some random burglar decided to break into a random shed, and was lucky enough to be able to steal a bunch of guns? Yeah, right.

The concept of a ‘secure shed’ is one I’m still trying to wrap my head around, as well. It is surely an oxymoron.

LSWCHP LSWCHP 8:06 pm 21 Jul 11

Me no fry said :

LSWCHP said :

I’m really bothered by this secure shed business. It doesn’t sound likd they had levally compliant storage for those weapons, wbich woulb be fotally irresponsible.

Are you leaning to the left??

No, I was on holidays, and typing on my mobile phone, which has a less than ferpect (heh heh) keyboard.

Should’ve proofread it before I hit submit. Mea culpa.

Me no fry Me no fry 10:56 am 19 Jul 11

LSWCHP said :

I’m really bothered by this secure shed business. It doesn’t sound likd they had levally compliant storage for those weapons, wbich woulb be fotally irresponsible.

Are you leaning to the left??

Postalgeek Postalgeek 10:55 am 19 Jul 11

Geezus people, there’s always a possibility that the guns were stored in a gun safe in the secure shed.

LSWCHP LSWCHP 8:54 am 19 Jul 11

I’m really bothered by this secure shed business. It doesn’t sound likd they had levally compliant storage for those weapons, wbich woulb be fotally irresponsible.

Watson Watson 5:28 pm 18 Jul 11

The Frots said :

Watson said :

Thumper said :

I find it comforting that most gunshot wounds are self inflicted or the result of an owner’s gun being used against them

Is this a proven fact, or is it just the ‘vibe’?

I could only find old stats (ABS seems to have stopped reporting on them) but if past trends are anything to go on, Stevian is right: http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Lookup/4397.0Main+Features11980%20to%201995

Vast majority of firearm deaths are suicide. Homocide is a small number in comparison and accidents half the number of homocides.

Some other report told me that 1 in 5 suicides in Australia are committed with firearms.

I think you mean ‘homicide’ as opposed to ‘homo-cide’. Or perhaps it’s no mistake at all then…………..????

Oops! I blame my NESB and an obvious lack of attention to detail. (And I probably should get that membership so I can correct embarrassing mistakes like that.)

The Frots The Frots 4:22 pm 18 Jul 11

Watson said :

Thumper said :

I find it comforting that most gunshot wounds are self inflicted or the result of an owner’s gun being used against them

Is this a proven fact, or is it just the ‘vibe’?

I could only find old stats (ABS seems to have stopped reporting on them) but if past trends are anything to go on, Stevian is right: http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Lookup/4397.0Main+Features11980%20to%201995

Vast majority of firearm deaths are suicide. Homocide is a small number in comparison and accidents half the number of homocides.

Some other report told me that 1 in 5 suicides in Australia are committed with firearms.

I think you mean ‘homicide’ as opposed to ‘homo-cide’. Or perhaps it’s no mistake at all then…………..????

Stevian Stevian 4:05 pm 18 Jul 11

Captain RAAF said :

Stevian said :

Captain RAAF said :

I like to keep one handy, for close encounters!

I find it comforting that most gunshot wounds are self inflicted or the result of an owner’s gun being used against them

Wanna give it a try then?

When you least expect it pal.

Thumper Thumper 4:00 pm 18 Jul 11

ah, stats, don’t you love them?

Suicide was consistently the most common type of firearm-related death over the period 1979–
2002, accounting for a mean annual proportion of 77% of all firearm deaths during that time frame
(Table 1). The next most frequent type of case was homicide, which accounted for 15% of all
firearm deaths. The frequency of unintentional firearm-related deaths was comparatively low (6%).

A Noisy Noise Annoys An Oyster A Noisy Noise Annoys An Oyster 3:57 pm 18 Jul 11

Captain RAAF said :

Stevian said :

Captain RAAF said :

I like to keep one handy, for close encounters!

I find it comforting that most gunshot wounds are self inflicted or the result of an owner’s gun being used against them

Wanna give it a try then?

Well he has been known to come out with all guns blazing (groan!) 🙂

Captain RAAF Captain RAAF 3:54 pm 18 Jul 11

Stevian said :

Captain RAAF said :

I like to keep one handy, for close encounters!

I find it comforting that most gunshot wounds are self inflicted or the result of an owner’s gun being used against them

Wanna give it a try then?

Watson Watson 1:35 pm 18 Jul 11

Watson said :

Thumper said :

I find it comforting that most gunshot wounds are self inflicted or the result of an owner’s gun being used against them

Is this a proven fact, or is it just the ‘vibe’?

I could only find old stats (ABS seems to have stopped reporting on them) but if past trends are anything to go on, Stevian is right: http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Lookup/4397.0Main+Features11980%20to%201995

Vast majority of firearm deaths are suicide. Homocide is a small number in comparison and accidents half the number of homocides.

Some other report told me that 1 in 5 suicides in Australia are committed with firearms.

More recent report: http://www.nisu.flinders.edu.au/briefs/firearm_deaths_2005.pdf

43% of firearm injuries that require hospitalisation were “unintentional”.

Watson Watson 1:21 pm 18 Jul 11

Thumper said :

I find it comforting that most gunshot wounds are self inflicted or the result of an owner’s gun being used against them

Is this a proven fact, or is it just the ‘vibe’?

I could only find old stats (ABS seems to have stopped reporting on them) but if past trends are anything to go on, Stevian is right: http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Lookup/4397.0Main+Features11980%20to%201995

Vast majority of firearm deaths are suicide. Homocide is a small number in comparison and accidents half the number of homocides.

Some other report told me that 1 in 5 suicides in Australia are committed with firearms.

Thumper Thumper 1:14 pm 18 Jul 11

I find it comforting that most gunshot wounds are self inflicted or the result of an owner’s gun being used against them

Is this a proven fact, or is it just the ‘vibe’?

Captain RAAF Captain RAAF 1:07 pm 18 Jul 11

Stevian said :

Captain RAAF said :

I like to keep one handy, for close encounters!

I find it comforting that most gunshot wounds are self inflicted or the result of an owner’s gun being used against them

I think you’ll find your info is seriously flawed. Most gunshot wounds are sustained by the person/animal/object at the other end of the muzzle and rarely the weilder of the firearm.

Have you noticed my windage markers by your front door yet?

Stevian Stevian 12:15 pm 18 Jul 11

Captain RAAF said :

I like to keep one handy, for close encounters!

I find it comforting that most gunshot wounds are self inflicted or the result of an owner’s gun being used against them

Captain RAAF Captain RAAF 11:03 am 18 Jul 11

I like to keep one handy, for close encounters!

Angelina Angelina 10:46 am 18 Jul 11

The ‘secure shed’ part is a little disturbing. If by secure shed they mean the guns were just sitting in backyard shed with a padlock then that is just ridiculously irresponsible and stupid by the owner. All our guns are kept in gun safes which are bolted to a double brick wall in a locked room. And inside each safe is a smaller safe with a different lock to keep the ammunition in. Each gun has a trigger lock too.

Henry82: you’re correct. The storage rules vary slightly based of the category of firearm you are licensed to own but basically they need specialised storage containers or safes at the very least. I think collectors items just have to be disabled (not sure), but that’s not what’s going on here.

Henry82 Henry82 8:16 am 18 Jul 11

I wonder what the definition of a “secure shed” is. As far as i knew, guns had to be stored in safes or specialised gun cabnets.

Licoriche Licoriche 6:55 am 18 Jul 11

We’d had our car broken into some years ago, at the time of a firearms amnesty. The car was parked on the driveway over night as we had done for years, with no trouble. We’d left the gun case on the back seat after handing the guns into police the previous day; but obviously it was too much of a temptation for crooks not to leave alone. We had the inconvenience of a broken car window, the crooks got nothing.

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