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Guns of Narrabundah

By johnboy - 19 October 2013 7

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ACT Policing detectives have seized a firearm, ammunition, two replica firearms and a quantity of illicit drugs during a search warrant in Narrabundah this morning (Friday, October 18).

Acting on information received from members of the public, Criminal Investigations detectives executed a search warrant at a Narrabundah residence around 9am today. Police located the 49-year-old male resident in the rear yard who, when confronted by police, dropped a loaded firearm.

Police proceeded to search the premises and seized two replica firearms, an amount of ammunition and a small amount of illicit drugs suspected to be cannabis and MDMA.

The man was arrested and taken to the ACT Watch House where he was charged with unauthorised possession of firearm and possession of ammunition. He will face the ACT Magistrate’s Court at a later date.

Detective Acting Sergeant Anna Wronski said this is an example of ACT Policing’s dedication to removing illicit firearms from Canberra streets.

“The seizure of this hand gun followed information provided by the public, just over one week after we announced the crackdown on illicit firearms in the ACT. This shows that our community is also committed to assisting ACT Policing in getting weapons out of the hands of criminals,” Detective Acting Sergeant Wronski.

Anyone who has any information in relation to this investigation and is yet to speak to police is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Guns of Narrabundah
Deref 10:43 am 21 Oct 13

LSWCHP said :

All joking aside, good on the rozzers. Those blokes risked their lives going in against a villain who was packing at the time, which would require balls of steel in my view.

Hear, hear. They don’t pay those blokes enough.

Spiral 8:10 am 21 Oct 13

If it is a replica gun we should through a replica book at them (i.e. a brick made to look like a book)!

A couple of years ago we while driving out of the McDonald’s carpark in Greenway we passed a car load of teens who were driving into the car park. One leaned out the window and pointed a pistol at us. We thought it was a replica but it was still a bit scary. The morons were still there in their car a few minutes later when the police we called turned up.

KB1971 7:56 am 21 Oct 13

LSWCHP said :

All joking aside, good on the rozzers. Those blokes risked their lives going in against a villain who was packing at the time, which would require balls of steel in my view. I’d love to see some footage of how all that went down. I imagine there was much pointing of guns and shouting at the perp, who probably had one of those “Oh sh*t” looks on his face as he realised that his big frightening gun wasn’t going to be much use to him after all.

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Hehehehe, yeah one pistol with limited accuracy is no match for 15 blokes with AR15’s (if thats what the swat team have) 😛

LSWCHP 3:08 pm 20 Oct 13

curmudgery said :

The last thing I’d do to a bloke with a gun is throw a book at him.

Good point! 🙂

People with illegal guns should have their illegal guns confiscated by other people with guns, as apparently happened here, and then the book (or books) should be thrown at them.

All joking aside, good on the rozzers. Those blokes risked their lives going in against a villain who was packing at the time, which would require balls of steel in my view. I’d love to see some footage of how all that went down. I imagine there was much pointing of guns and shouting at the perp, who probably had one of those “Oh sh*t” looks on his face as he realised that his big frightening gun wasn’t going to be much use to him after all.

The funny thing is that the revolver in the picture looks like it’s been dismantled. No grips, and I can’t see the cylinder. If that’s how it was at the time of arrest I can’t see how it could have been loaded.

markbuzz 2:43 pm 20 Oct 13

So, that is a photo of the ‘loaded firearm’ dropped by the alleged offender? A revolver with no cylinder?

curmudgery 11:00 am 20 Oct 13

The last thing I’d do to a bloke with a gun is throw a book at him.

LSWCHP 9:17 am 20 Oct 13

People who have illegal firearms should have books thrown at them.

I wonder what sort of penalty this guy will receive.

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