Skip to comments.Extreme Gun Control Australia: 3-Year-Old Girl Accidentally Shot, Killed
Posted on 09/03/2017 11:56:59 AM PDT by marktwain
|Sawed off Shotgun used in another Australian crime|
Most fatal gun accidents involving young children in the United States involve reckless adult men who, very often, possess the gun illegally. It appears to be the same in Australia, where a three year old girl was shot and killed with an illegal sawed off shotgun, stored illegally, with illegally obtained ammunition, possessed by her father illegally.
Ironically, a member of parliament called for stricter gun control as a result of the tragic circumstances. From theaustralian.com:
The father of a three-year-old girl found with a fatal gunshot wound to her neck in western Sydney last night has been charged with breaking an apprehended violence order and a number of firearm offences.An AVO in Australia is an Apprehended Violence Order, similar to a domestic Violence Restraining order in the United States. The father was also facing drug charges at the time of the shooting. It is uncertain who fired the sawed off shotgun. From msn.com:
Ali Mohammed Moussa, from Arncliffe, did not apply for bail when his charges were heard at Blacktown Local Court today, it was refused.
Officers investigating the death of the 43 year-olds daughter allegedly found he had breached two AVOs, and had an unregistered and illegal firearm - a single-barrel sawn off shotgun - and was not keeping it secure.
The girl's three young brothers, all aged eight and under, her parents and another family member were home at the time.The boys are being tested for gunpowder residue. It was initially reported that the 3 year old shot herself. Possible, of course, but unlikely with three older, young brothers in the room with her.
It is not yet known who fatally pulled the trigger.
"It was only three months ago that the Coalition and Labor voted in Parliament to water down safe storage laws.
"The law used to provide that if any firearm wasn't safety stored it was automatically confiscated, this is how the law should be. Parliament should urgently reverse these changes."Significantly, it was the head of police in New South Wales who pointed out the absurdity of Greens MP Shoebridge's statement.
NSW Police Minister Troy Grant said: "There is no way to ensure the safe storage of an unregistered and prohibited firearm."Extremely strict and robust" is a good description of Australia's gun laws. They may be the most restrictive that exist in the Anglosphere. England allows replica guns without a license. Most air rifles do not require a permit in England. Silencers are easily obtained in England. New Zealand does not require gun registration, and silencers are sold over the counter to anyone with money. Canada recently repealed their long gun registry.
"This government is committed to ensuring individuals possess their firearms within the extremely strict and robust regime we have in NSW," he said.
“Ali Mohammed Moussa, from Arncliffe, did not apply for bail”
Oh those Aussies. :-)
Key words,,, illegally
More or fewer laws likely wouldn’t have saved this girl.
Or hammers, cricket bats, ice picks, machetes, etc. etc. etc...
Ali Mohammed Moussa
I knew it before I even saw the name. These animals do belong in civilized society.
The fact that everything was done “illegally” should tell the gun regulators that regulations don’t work. Their response is always the same: More and tighter regulations.
The primary effect of more robust gun control is a more robust black market in guns. The tighter the regulation the more a criminal might have to pay for guns but the availability and selection of illegal guns increases too.
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