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Posted: 6/7/2002 10:55:00 AM EDT
[b]Firearms seizure prompts warning[/b]

A SEIZURE of more than 50 weapons during a raid on a private residence in Melbourne's east has prompted a police warning for gun owners to register their firearms.
More than 50 items were seized, including semi-automatic weapons, shot guns, pistols, silencers and ammunition in the raid at a house in Seville yesterday.

Two people have been charged with the illegal possession of firearms and will appear in court at a later date.

Police spokesman Senior Constable Rob Pugh today warned gun owners police had begun conducting door knocks searching for unregistered weapons after the end of the gun amnesty in March.

Persons illegally holding firearms can incur fines of up to $24,000 or four years in prison.

"The gun amnesty has finished, there is no more Mr Nice guy," Sen Const Pugh said.

"Police are conducting door knocks around Victoria so people illegally in possession of a gun better do something about it."

More than 2000 weapons were surrendered and police received more than 1,000 registration applications this year before the gun amnesty ended on March 27.

The amnesty followed the introduction of a strict licensing regime in the wake of the 1996 Port Arthur massacre.
Link Posted: 6/7/2002 11:03:11 AM EDT
Bet some cops over there are gonna die cause of that too.
Link Posted: 6/7/2002 11:05:27 AM EDT
No way....they're just like us.  Subjugated.
Link Posted: 6/7/2002 11:07:31 AM EDT
Bet some cops over there are gonna die cause of that too.
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I have my fingers crossed but i think Quietshootr is right.

BTW Quietshootr, you into suppressors or something?
Link Posted: 6/7/2002 11:10:05 AM EDT
Time to start burying them.
Link Posted: 6/7/2002 11:34:33 AM EDT
Time to start burying them.
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Time to start using them.
Link Posted: 6/7/2002 11:45:41 AM EDT
On a related note.....


TWO gun-mad teachers were behind bars last night after hiding a sickening arsenal of weapons at their homes.
The obsessed pair had hoarded their lethal collections despite a nationwide ban after the Dunblane massacre six years ago.

Cops found THIRTEEN handguns at the home of primary school teacher Thomas Hosty, 53. He also had two CS gas canisters, a stun gun and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.

Ex-secondary school master Borys Dmytrenko, 49, kept two loaded handguns by his bed.

Hosty was jailed for 12 months and Dymtrenko for six at Derby Crown Court after admitting possessing illegal firearms and ammunition.

They were trapped in a massive police operation designed to halt the rocketing supply of guns to Britain’s crime gangs.

Instead police found a network of middle-class gun nuts who had refused to hand in weapons after Dunblane — when madman Thomas Hamilton killed 16 children and their teacher — and the Hungerford horror of 1987.

Many of the guns had been converted, some had their appearance changed and some had serial numbers shaved off.

They included a Smith & Wesson .38 revolver and a double-barrelled .22 Derringer pistol.

Hosty had kept one of the handguns fully loaded in a bedside cabinet at his home in Shaw, Greater Manchester.

He and retired teacher Dmytrenko, of Oldham, Greater Manchester, were members of the Diggle gun club in Oldham.

Last night a police source said: “We were shocked that two teachers, one at a primary school, should be involved given the horrors of Dunblane.

“But what is more shocking is that this appears to be the tip of the iceberg. We are finding weapons turning up all over the place as a result of this investigation.

“Previously intelligence has suggested weapons coming in from Eastern Europe. But many of the handguns used in gangland killings and murders across the UK have originally come from sources like this within this country.

“We are sure that a great many firearms are still being held illegally by gun obsessives such as these and that is obviously a danger to the public.”

He added: “Hosty said he had guns to protect his family because there had been a rise in crime in his area.

“But there had been no more than a handful of crimes in the past two years.”

Four other men appeared in court on firearms charges. Fireman Howard Foster, 42, of Halifax, West Yorks, got a six-month suspended sentence. Engineer James Whitehead, 64, of Shaw — who police said converted many of the guns — will be sentenced later.

Anton Ramsden 60, of Shaw, and John Hoarden 51, of Macclesfield, Cheshire, were given community service orders.

Link Posted: 6/7/2002 11:49:28 AM EDT
Bet some cops over there are gonna die cause of that too.
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I have my fingers crossed but i think Quietshootr is right.

BTW Quietshootr, you into suppressors or something?
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Time to start using them.
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Link Posted: 6/7/2002 12:17:05 PM EDT
"Time to start using them."

you betcha!

more so than even america, they have become a nation of sheep, raising sheep...unfortunately.
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