New Aussie gun law
Story here. OK, I've figured out what a "bikie" is, but I'm still wondering about "the power to issue prohibition orders against people found near an illegal weapon."
I wonder too, especially since the propose to exercise this power overseas.
Posted by: Mike Gray at November 25, 2008 10:21 PM
What are you wondering? What a prohibition order is? Whether they have the authority to issue one?
It appears a prohibition order is an order against a person resultant on being around or with someone who was armed. As a result,
"A person subject to a firearm prohibition order can be stopped and searched on sight, any vehicle, vessel or aircraft of which they are in charge can be stopped and searched, and their place of residence can be inspected at any reasonable time, for firearms, firearms parts or ammunition.
Furthermore, the names of people issued with a Firearms Prohibition Order are to be made public through an online registry."
Think "sex offenders" for gun owners.
Posted by: Tim Weaver at November 26, 2008 08:21 AM
A prohibition order in Australia, Canada, or the UK is similiar to a restraining order in the U.S. I think the intent of this is to prevent gang members from associating with each other. That practice seems to be working to decrease gang violence in San Francisco.
Posted by: Michael at November 26, 2008 09:25 AM
And no alcohol either
Posted by: David McCleary at November 26, 2008 10:36 AM