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panzermk2wife
08-04-2006, 05:13 PM
Police hunt for stolen gun and ammunition
August 04, 2006 10:28pm
Article from: Agence France-Presse

POLICE are searching for a handgun and ammunition that were stolen from a washing basket in a Melbourne driveway.

Police say the 357 Magnum handgun, ammunition and a mobile phone were taken from the basket at an Argyll Street property in East Malvern about 10.30pm (AEST) yesterday.
"The objects were part of a number of items hidden bundled into a laundry basket and left in the driveway between the garage door and a parked car," said Victoria Police spokeswoman Sheree Argento.

"The items were removed from the premises as part of a clean up as it had recently been vacated and the basket was left unattended for only about 20 minutes."

Witnesses are urged to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

******How Stupid******

rips31
08-04-2006, 06:16 PM
who in their right mind leaves a gun in a laundry basket in an unsecured location? i mean, i've had my iom in my laundry basket, but my laundry is inside my house, so there's no way to lose it (other than accidentally dumping it into the washing machine). and no, i haven't done that...yet. :rolleyes:

iowaaggie
08-04-2006, 06:22 PM
What is wierd is that the media actually published that story, and we are reading about it half a world away. Here stolen & lost guns are so common they don't make a blurb in the paper usually, (unless they are SBR).

panzermk2wife
08-04-2006, 07:02 PM
and no, i haven't done that...yet. :rolleyes:

Sure you haven't.....lol :D

panzermk2wife
08-04-2006, 07:05 PM
[QUOTE=iowaaggie)Here stolen & lost guns are so common they don't make a blurb in the paper usually, (unless they are SBR).[/QUOTE]

Yeah it's a scary occurance when it happens here.

jmz5
08-04-2006, 07:46 PM
we dont have many stole or lost guns around here, but they dont make the paper either

EARS
08-04-2006, 08:30 PM
The house was vacant, maybe who was there before returned and "recovered" their missing items?

iowaaggie
08-05-2006, 02:49 AM
I thought they banned all handguns and almost all rifles there???

black campbell
08-05-2006, 02:56 AM
who in their right mind leaves a gun in a laundry basket in an unsecured location?


Apparently, Australians. Or at least one of 'em... (Aren't they supposed to have turned those in..?)

iowaaggie
08-05-2006, 08:27 PM
That is what I was thinking! The NRA reported that the UK and Australians could not possess most firearms, (including handguns).

RWM
08-07-2006, 12:27 AM
Here in Australia only the bad guys (excepting Police of course) carry hand guns.
Regular shoot outs amongst the bad guys, excecutions, hold ups, threatening innocents, etc etc.

Looking forward to my 4 weeks in Houston starting on the 14th August, with my IOM, and my sons H&K USP Elite. Of course seeing the grandkids is good as well !!

Check this link out re an insight of Australia and guns.

www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,20023564-2702,00.html

iowaaggie
08-07-2006, 12:56 AM
I remember reading that story and not believing it. Thanks for the conclusion to the case!

RWM
08-07-2006, 01:11 AM
No worries Iowa, glad it cleared things up for you.

RWM
08-07-2006, 01:32 AM
And then this just came in.
Tragic.

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200608/s1708259.htm

iowaaggie
08-07-2006, 04:43 AM
Here in Australia only the bad guys (excepting Police of course) carry hand guns.

I have to ask if the gov't does not allow private ownership of firearms, how was one stolen out of the laundry, (at the beginning of the thread).

Medula Oblongata
08-08-2006, 06:29 PM
The example of the 13yr old in Australia shooting his playmate is a perfect example of what happens when you remove firearms from the mainstream and "mystify" them in movies and the media. Were that child to have received the "Eddie Eagle" gunsafe message, or firearms training from a responsible adult (or heaven forbid a gun club or Boy Scout council), the likelyhood of this accident could have been lessened.

What a pity.

panzermk2wife
08-08-2006, 09:03 PM
Yeah, Panzer goes thru the importance about safety of the a gun with Kristeria at least once a month. She knows what they are, what they do and should never touch one if found. She is to get an adult.

Panzer tests her every once in a while. He has a cut away and he will put it some place in the area just to see if she is paying attention. And so far so good, she comes and gets one of us and shows us.