Illegal gel blasters in police sights

A Millicent man has been reported after police allegedly found gel blaster firearms illegally in his possession. He was one of two SA men reported by police last week in relation to gel blasters. South East police were undertaking inquiries at a Millicent property last week when they discovered an unregistered gel blaster firearm at that location.

The 53-year-old Millicent man was reported and will appear in the Millicent Magistrates Court in due course. Officer in Charge of Firearms Branch Superintendent Billy Thompson said gel blaster firearms were defined as a Category A paint-ball firearm and people who have them need to get an appropriate firearms licence and then get the guns registered.

“Gel blaster firearms owners had six months to get their license and get their gel blaster firearms registered to ensure they were complying with the new rules,” Superintendent Thompson said. “There is an ongoing amnesty for all firearms, so if you have a gel blaster which is not registered, please surrender it to a police station or participating firearms dealer. “However, if you are found in possession of an unregistered firearm, including a gel blaster firearm there will be consequences.”

The other man, from Waterloo Corner, was reported for seven counts of possessing an unregistered firearm and possessing firearms without a licence. He will be summoned to appear in court at a later date.

Go to www.police.sa.gov.au/services-and-events/firearms-and-weapons/firearms-amnesty to find out more about the General Firearms Amnesty.

If you would like to report the illegal ownership or use of a firearm, you can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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