New South Australian Laws To Curb Number of Criminals Owning Firearms
New South Australian laws will make it harder for people to get a gun licence and stop some criminals from owning firearms.Gun owners will need a valid reason for owning a weapon, storage requirements will be significantly tightened and anyone convicted of drug or violence-related offences will be banned from owning them.The new legislation will also see penalties for breaching firearms regulations increased and a permanent amnesty to surrender guns introduced in order to remove more from the community.Police Minister Tony Piccolo has revealed the existing Firearms Act will be scrapped and replaced with new legislation aimed at improving public safety by restricting the overall number of guns in the community, limiting ownership to “fit and proper’’ people and reducing the number of weapons that fall into the hands of criminals each year.Read more in The Advertiser.Source: