Own a gun? Whose hands will it fall into when you get old or die?

Eileen Wood
By Eileen Wood
May 9 2022 - 4:00am
KEEPING GUNS OFF OUR STREETS: (L-R)Senior Constable Kerrin Sheedy, Minister for Police and Corrective Services and Minister for Fire and Emergency Services, Mark Ryan MP, Crime Stoppers Queensland Volunteer Liaison, Acting Superintendent Kylie Rigg, Ipswich Volunteer Crimestoppers committee chairperson, Scott Mawhinney, and Ipswich District Police Detective Inspector David Briese with weapons which have been surrendered.

There are Australians who legally and responsibly own a gun for work or sport. But what happens to that firearm if the licensed owner becomes aged or dies, and they haven't made plans for its future ownership.

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Eileen Wood

Eileen Wood

Senior Journalist

I'm the senior news journalist at The Senior newspaper, the leading publication bringing targeted news on issues affecting older Australians. We cover NSW, Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania, SA and WA. If you have a story idea I would love to hear it. You can email me: eileen.wood@thesenior.com.au or phone The Senior 02-4355-5000, mob. 0487495 805

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