Gun security tightened

GUN LAWS: Gambier Shooting Supplies owner Dane Hastings welcomed new gun laws introduced by the South Australian Government at the start of the month.   Picture: TODD LEWIS

GUN LAWS: Gambier Shooting Supplies owner Dane Hastings welcomed new gun laws introduced by the South Australian Government at the start of the month. Picture: TODD LEWIS

GUN owners in the South East will have to meet higher standards of security for the privilege of owning firearms after new legislation was rolled out across the state at the start of the month.

After several years of industry consultation, on July 1 the new Firearms Act 2015 and Firearms Regulations 2017 legislation became operative in South Australia.

The new legislation aims to enhance public safety by specifically targeting criminals and reinforcing obligations on licensed firearms owners.

Gambier Shooting Supplies owner Dane Hastings welcomed the new laws, particularly those that enforce tougher security.

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