Lock down your guns

Government bans sale of firearms and ammunition
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DREAMS SHOT DOWN: Nathan Bradley and nine other staff at Wangaratta’s Adventure Camping and Fishing will be hit hard with the new cease to sell order on firearms and ammunition. PHOTO: Kieren Tilly

A LOCAL firearms and camping store will all but shut its doors following a move by the National Cabinet for the COVID-19 response to ban the sale of firearms and ammunition.

Wangaratta’s Adventure Camping and Fishing store was heading into its peak selling period for firearms and the cease to sell law has forced the business to close its doors, opening for only two hours a day, affecting 10 staff at the business.

The move by the Victorian Government is to prevent potential stockpiling of firearms and ammunition which could fall into criminal hands, and dealers falling victim to organised crime.

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