Semi-automatic firearms have no place in australia

Over 9,000 firearms have been stolen between 2004 and 2012. The majority of these firearms were stolen from residential dwellings. The GCA seeks an urgent review of firearm storage requirements to ensure firearms and the safes they are contained in, cannot be readily removed from their storage requirements.

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  • commented 2016-10-18 21:53:11 +1100
    In South Australia in Gumeracha there were firearms stolen in the police station when the POLICE failed to lock certain parts of the station up when they went out..That went onto the public registry! Now if a firearms owner failed to lock his firearms up and had them stolen then he or she would be put in JAIL for failure to secure a firearm (AS STATED IN THE ACT) and for it being stolen also..they would be in a world of trouble!!

    My point is if the government doesn’t even secure their own firearms, then how and why do they expect citizens to do the same if they can’t set a good role model and comply with their own laws for firearm storage?

    A deadlock on a door only stops a law abiding citizen from entering a premises…but it doesn’t stop a criminal from breaking down the door, using a jimmy bar or even a grinder / drill to gain access.
  • commented 2016-04-28 10:38:16 +1000
    If you’re going to state figures claiming 9000 handguns have been stolen MOSTLY from residential dwellings you MUST provide the source of where you obtained this information ? If you are being honest as all LAFO’s are, you wont have a problem with this. Then anyone can check for themselves. Unfortunately you have not provided a link nor any additional information, which leads me to believe this is false statement.
  • commented 2015-11-07 10:15:15 +1100
    Can that figure of 9000 stolen firearms be verified by the various state and federal police agencies? and does it include the firearms that have been stolen from the police and the military?
  • commented 2015-09-09 17:18:51 +1000
    Hey, this is misleading 9000 is the total a very small part of the semiautomatic the majority are category A nothing by .22 tomato stakes. Semiautomatic shotguns do have a place in Australia, especially for those that require low recoil (the gas operating system is unique in semiautomatic shotguns) i.e. People with a disability.. Or is GCA just happy to discriminate ?