Firearms seized during Gilmore warrant

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ACT Policing has seized firearms, ammunition and other items following a search warrant at an address in Gilmore.  

Working off AFP Forensics Firearms intelligence, ACT Policing Criminal Investigations detectives conducted the search warrant  on Friday, 19 May 2023 at a residence in Gilmore.  

The occupant of the residence was a licenced firearm holder, however an inspection of his storage facilities revealed he was not complying with legislated storage requirements, and that the firearms were left in an actionable state. 

ACT Policing Firearms members immediately suspended his licence and seized: 

·         14 bolt action rifles of varying calibres  

·         16 spare barrels 

·         One suppressor (silencer) 

·         A substantial amount of ammunition 

The man is expected to face multiple charges under the ACT Firearms Act 1996.  

Police would like to remind firearms licence holders they must comply with all rules and regulations regarding the safe use and storage of firearms. 

Under the Act, police have the power to conduct on-the-spot inspections for firearms and firearm licences, as well as conduct storage inspections either by consent or without consent of the licence holder. 

Anyone with information regarding potential breaches of firearms licencing or storage requirements are urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or online via the Crime Stoppers ACT website 


POLICE MEDIA — (02) 5126 9070,  

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