Penalty for possessing firearms inadequate

Six months’ good behaviour and a $1500 fine for a prohibited person illegally importing a silencer, possessing a rifle, a shotgun, over 160 rounds and meth?

Given what happened with Karen Belej and others, this community knows far too well the consequences of illegal firearms. Victorian firearm owners have recently had their lever-action shotguns re-categorised in a bizarre and misdirected response to the Lindt Cafe seige (using an unregistered pump-action shotgun held by an unlicensed criminal, which was sawn-off, rendering it prohibited).

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