Tragedies Used to Push Tighter Gun Laws on LAFO
LAFO are forever being punished for the actions of criminals and the insane. Gun lobby groups ride on the back of these tragedies, and it seems Governments are also using this tactic.
Tighter gun laws are being considered in South Australia in the wake of mass shootings in the United States and the seizure of a large cache of illegal weapons in Adelaide.
Police Minister Corey Wingard says gun laws must ensure dangerous weapons are not allowed to get into the hands of the wrong people.
"We will release details of our considerations soon, but South Australians can rest assured they have a government that is committed to doing whatever is necessary to protect them from gun violence."
The haul included handguns, semi-automatic rifles, about 200 kilograms of ammunition, a crossbow, silencer, gunpowder, reloading equipment, throwing knives, daggers, bayonets and a quantity of military ammunition.
Officers also seized more than 30 registered firearms during a search that lasted three days with some items found in hidden rooms.
Superintendent Stephen Howard said it was disturbing that so many dangerous and illegal weapons were being kept in the community.
"Some of these weapons are the most lethal that are made," he said.
Mr Wingard said he could not comment specifically on the seizure as the man's case was before the courts.