I doubt you’d ever be bored as a member of the New South Wales Police Force, especially with stories like this: Police raided a property last week, seized a number of unregistered high-powered rifles hidden in shacks, caves and ditches, yet no charges are to be laid against the owner. How does that work?
Police raided a property in Putty Valley, New South Wales and discovered a nice little armoury:
In a small shack, police located a semi-automatic .223 calibre US carbine rifle and a loaded semi-automatic Winchester brand over/under 12 gauge shotgun, along with ammunition and magazines for these weapons.
Officers also searched an escarpment and a number of small caves on the property. In one, they located a Ruger mini 14 semi-automatic rifle, along with ammunition stored in a plastic barrel.
None of the weapons was registered.
Three unregistered guns — one of them loaded — and a whole drum of ammunition will cost you a bunch of jail time, but interestingly, the owner escaped charge. Why? Well it’s a bit of a tragic end, really:
No charges are to be laid in relation to these weapons, as the owner is deceased.
Aw. Vale, crazy gun owner who liked caves and shacks. [NSW Police]