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State Government steps up fight on gun crime

14 October 2013

The State Government is taking further steps to crack down on gun crime by creating new offences and giving police new, wide-ranging powers.

Under changes to the Firearms Act, the trafficking of firearms will become a new offence, carrying a maximum 20-year prison sentence, while those unlawfully in possession of a loaded firearm will face a $75,000 fine or 15 years jail.