Audit reveals firearm breaches

ACT: Police have seized 31 firearms from a Whyalla home after an audit found the occupant had breached the Firearms Act.
ACT: Police have seized 31 firearms from a Whyalla home after an audit found the occupant had breached the Firearms Act.

A 65-year-man has been reported for firearms offences after a police seized 31 firearms and ammunition from his Whyalla home

Police conducted a firearms security audit as part of Operation Secure - an ongoing state-wide inspection program focused on ensuring firearms owners are complying with their legal obligations - on Tuesday.

During the audit, police identified a number of breaches of the Firearms Act including the licensee having a firearms safe that was not compliant with current regulations.

Police also located insecure ammunition, an unregistered firearm and a bayonet.

The occupant was reported for a firearms safe breach, insecure ammunition, possess unregistered firearm, possess prohibited weapon and two unaccounted firearms.

He will be summonsed to appear in the Whyalla Magistrates Court at a later date.

It is the responsibility of all licensed firearm owners to ensure they store their guns and ammunition in accordance with legislative requirements.

Police wish to remind all gun owners that conditions of storage are listed on the rear of their firearms licence, and can be found on the SA Police website, http://www.sapolice.sa.gov.au/sapol/services/firearms_weapons.jsp/