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AVOs and firearms and gun licence

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    Posted: 24/February/2018 at 11:32
Hi guys,
Just wondering if it's mandatory loss of shooters licence and surrender of fire arms if an AVO is taken out against the said licence holder.
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  Quote emca01 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25/February/2018 at 09:01
Yes in NSW - not sure about other states.

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  Quote gesalt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25/February/2018 at 09:13
Thanks Legal Guru. I'd imagine it would be the same here in Victoria. I suppose I could just ring up the local police station here and they'd be able to confirm this.
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  Quote emca01 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25/February/2018 at 09:37
If the cops serve an avo on you, they will run a background check. If you're licenced as a gun owner they will let you know that they want you to surrender your guns. Makes a mess of your life if you work in security of the police.

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  Quote gesalt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25/February/2018 at 18:37
It's my neighbour that just recently got one against him. It was issued by the magistrates court, but he hasn't seen any police as yet. Only when they served him with the papers for the application.
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  Quote wantpeace Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02/March/2018 at 21:12
My partner had an attempted avo taken out on him by ex. To prevent issues he voluntarily stored his guns at tbe gun shop until tje avo was thrown out.

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  Quote Eddy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03/March/2018 at 11:11
Originally posted by wantpeace

My partner had an attempted avo taken out on him by ex. To prevent issues he voluntarily stored his guns at tbe gun shop until tje avo was thrown out.


That sounds like it makes sense. I mean if you lose your driver's licence they don't confiscate your car, so I didn't think they would confiscate you firearms if you lost your shooters licence. You wouldn't be allowed to use them or keep them in your possession - you'd have to have them stored by another licence holder.

Some people have tens of thousands of dollars worth of firearms - wouldn't be right to simply take this away from them without compensation. If the person were convicted of murder then it makes sense to confiscate them.

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  Quote henri Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03/March/2018 at 19:10
Pretty sure if the AVO is proven then your firearms licence is suspended and you may have to wait 10 yrs after the end of the AVO to apply for another.

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  Quote gesalt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03/March/2018 at 19:19
Here is the info from the horse's mouth. Seems it's automatic.
http://www.police.vic.gov.au/content.asp?Document_ID=34427
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