Police Hunt Offenders Involved in Rockingham Gun Theft

WA Police are investigating the theft of guns from a licenced firearms dealer operating from their home in Rockingham. Offenders forced their way into the home overnight on Monday 20 August, accessing a gun safe and stole 11 rifles and two shotguns. Regional Investigations Unit Detectives are calling for public assistance to identify the offenders…

Police Seize Guns and Drugs in Port Kennedy Raids

Police have charged a 20-year-old Port Kennedy man over the possession of firearms in Port Kennedy this week. A search warrant was executed on Tuesday at about 9:30am at a residence in Toledo Circuit, which was linked to an associated of an Outlaw Motorcycle Gang member. It will be alleged Gang Crime Squad officers seized…

Police Ensure Safety in Firearms Transportation Across WA

WA Police are working to ensure safe transportation of firearms to reassure gun owners firearms are consistently carried safely throughout the state. Licensing Enforcement Division (LED) officers are collaborating with the firearms industry, to ensure safe practice according to legislation and policy. “There has been recent public discussion about regulations surrounding the transport of firearms…

Cannabis, Guns & Cash Seized In Goldfields-Esperance Drugs Operation

Goldfields-Esperance Police have been working in close collaboration with the Organised Crime Squad to effectively target illicit drugs distribution as it endangers the local community.  Over the past week as part of Operation Fortitude, officers have executed a series of Misuse of Drugs Act search warrants at properties in Kalgoorlie-Boulder and Coolgardie. During these warrants,…

Drugs, Weapons and Cash Seized in Nationwide Police Operation

Police have seized a haul of illicit drugs, cash and weapons in a nationwide methylamphetamine operation. Operation Vitreus, coordinated by the National Methylamphetamine Strategy Group involving police across Australian states and territories led to 272 arrests and 659 charges. “Methylamphetamine is a key focus for police across Australia because of the damaging impact that this…

57,000 Illegal Guns Surrendered in Australian Gun Amnesty

Nearly 60,000 illegal firearms have been taken off Australian streets as part of last year’s national firearms amnesty. The Department of Home Affairs’ National Firearms Amnesty 2017 Report revealed 57,324 firearms were handed in across the country including 2,500 fully-automatic or semi-automatic guns, in a bid to make the nation safer. New South Wales handed…

Trump Meets Florida Shooting Survivors, Promising Tougher Actions

US President Donald Trump has vowed to implement stronger background checks and  mental health checks for gun buyers, in the wake of the Florida school shooting. Mr Trump suggested the measures which also included arming teachers in a bid to prevent another massacre as he met with students, parents and teachers who survived last week’s…

Trump Bans Bump Stocks in Wake of Florida School Shooting

US President Donald Trump has announced a ban on “all devices” that turns semiautomatic guns into machine following mounting pressure over gun control following last week’s Florida school shooting. Mr Trump said he had ordered Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a memo to ban the devices that include “bump stocks”, following protests for gun control…

FBI admits it missed warnings about Florida school shooter

The FBI has admitted it failed to follow up on a tip from someone close to Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz from “a person close” to him in a statement released on Friday. The FBI said the tip warned about Cruz’s gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behaviour, disturbing social media posts and the…

PTSD Targeted As Focus For Veterans Health Week

10 years can pass before war veterans show signs of post-Traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), with the State Government aiming to target the disorder ahead of Veterans’ Health Week. Veterans Issues Minister Peter Tinley will raise the disorder faced by war veterans as part of the Veterans’ Health Week, where he will open the week on…