Gun Free SA urges the Minster of Police to place a moratorium on the issuing of new firearm licences and to conduct a forensic audit of all firearm licences issued since 2010. The arrest of three police officers from the Central Firearms Registry for allegedly issuing fake gun licences including to 28s gang kingpin Ralph Stanfield highlights the unreliability of the firearms control management system. Fraud and corruption in the licensing process allows guns to leak into the illegal pool of weapons; once there they are extremely difficult to mop up, and being robust commodities, are used repeatedly to commit crime.

STATEMENT: Call for moratorium on gun licences and forensic audit of central firearms registry

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