Triggering no surprises

GUNS should be locked away according to the president of the Richmond River Gun Club, Mike Sullivan.

So it is no suprise he supports a gun audit currently being carried out by the police.

“People with nothing to hide have nothing to fear,” Mr Sullivan, a former policeman of 35 years, said.

A gun owner since he was 14, Mr Sullivan said guns were once a part of rural life, but the times had changed.

The community expects they should be locked away and there was no credible argument against it, he said.

A 2008 review of NSW firearms laws has recommended an audit of every home and business where firearms are stored. The audit across NSW has already begun and is expected to take four years.

Police will conduct safe storage inspections by prior arrangement with people licensed to own a gun

Under the Firearms Act, licensees must allow police to conduct a safe storage inspection on their premises

Police will seize any firearms or ammunition not being kept in accordance with storage guidelines.



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