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Police remind licensed firearm holders where to leave weapons when travelling

Published:Monday | May 11, 2015 | 12:37 PM

The police are advising licensed firearm holders to be more careful with their weapons to prevent them from being stolen or lost.

In a statement, the police say they have noted that licensed firearm holders have a nonchalant attitude when handling their firearms.

The police say at no time should firearms be left in a motor vehicle or any other unauthorised place as this is considered negligence.

It says in such cases the firearm holder will be prosecuted and the licence revoked.

The statement says a 'gun safe' or 'gun cabinet' is an ideal way to safeguard a firearm and prevent unwanted access.

Firearm holders are reminded that if they have to travel for less than two weeks, the firearm must be taken to a police station for safekeeping.

If the holder is travelling for more than two weeks the firearm should be taken to the Firearm Licensing Authority.