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Unread postAuthor: TwitchTheAussie » Thu May 22, 2008 4:57 pm

An extract from the Daily Telegraph


Teen charged after firing pipe gun
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May 23, 2008 06:22am

A TEENAGER has been charged and his two friends arrested after firing a homemade pipe gun in Wagga Wagga.

Police were called to Captain Cook Drive and Willans Hill Reserve at about 2.50pm (AEST) yesterday where an 18-year-old and his two 17-year-old friends, all from Wagga Wagga, allegedly discharged the pipe gun into nearby bushland a number of times.

When police arrived the teens fled the scene, but were soon found in Mimosa Drive.

The 18-year-old has been charged with using a prohibited weapon and was granted bail to appear at Wagga Wagga Local Court on July 9.

The two 17-year-old youths have been spoken to by police and will be dealt with under the Young Offenders Act.

Police seized the homemade pipe gun.

What do you guys reckon?
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Unread postAuthor: Hotwired » Thu May 22, 2008 5:02 pm

Australia quite possibly has the largest area of land per person living there and it's as lame as a half legged pirate that firing an air cannon into a large open space will get you grassed up by curtain twitchers.

In the end it's their fault for not being cautious enough, the law in many areas is an ass and the best thing to do is not to get in a position where it can crap on you.
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Unread postAuthor: STHORNE » Thu May 22, 2008 5:07 pm

Are you sure this article is about misuse of spudguns? Because homemade "pipe guns" can also be used for live ammunition (pretty much a homemade pistol).
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Unread postAuthor: MaxuS the 2nd » Thu May 22, 2008 5:13 pm

Wagga Wagga is an actual place?!
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Unread postAuthor: Hotwired » Thu May 22, 2008 5:21 pm

Amusingly so if you're not australian :)

I can't find anything but the same copy/paste story in mutiple online reports which only says "pipe gun".

I'd agree that pipe gun could refer to an improvised cartridge gun. I was assuming that it was a spud gun as it was posted here.
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Unread postAuthor: STHORNE » Thu May 22, 2008 5:24 pm

Hotwired wrote:I'd agree that pipe gun could refer to an improvised cartridge gun. I was assuming that it was a spud gun as it was posted here.


lol, just making sure I'm not going crazy...
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Unread postAuthor: TwitchTheAussie » Thu May 22, 2008 6:40 pm

I naturally assumed spud gun because when I was at Wagga for a day or two I told some people about this hobby. And as for the cops at Wagga they are complete hard @sses.
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Unread postAuthor: Carlman » Thu May 22, 2008 9:44 pm

Wiki wrote: New South Wales---->Illegal - Requires a permit that cannot be gained without a legitemate reason for possessing the cannon. Quote: Item 2(3) Any device that is designed to propel or launch a bomb, grenade, rocket or missile by any means other than by means of an explosive, including a device known as a PVC cannon.

http://www.police.nsw.gov.au/__data/ass ... Permit.pdf


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As it says in NSW they are illegal and that is why this happened, im in one of the lucky states GO DUB A! lol

Yea that sux aye, spose they should of been more careful.
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Unread postAuthor: TwitchTheAussie » Thu May 22, 2008 9:51 pm

We got all this land and yet people who hear gunshots out in the bush still complain.
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Unread postAuthor: Mitchza89 » Thu May 22, 2008 10:00 pm

Must have been a horribly loud gun... I live in Bayside, Brisbane. In the Redland Shire that's near Starbroke Island and what not. I've always been pretty careful with my guns. I swear they must have been using bullets... Wagga Wagga is country more or less so either they were doing something stupid right near a housing estate, or uses a couple of shells with some gal pipe and a hammer to alert the authorities the way they did.

I'm lucky. I live close to the city and we've only got neighbours on the right hand side. out the front of the house, is an acre. On the side, is 5 acres of spare land.....and down the back (my shooting range:D), is acres of bush no one owns. :D....

Next year I'll be moving next to Stradbroke Island on an island called Macleay Island. We don't have neighbours for 200m, there is 100 acres of bush all around.....AND THERE IS NO COPS ON THE ISLAND! :D:D:D
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Unread postAuthor: TwitchTheAussie » Thu May 22, 2008 11:33 pm

You lucky person. I envy you.
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Unread postAuthor: f.c » Fri May 23, 2008 1:01 am

yes but living in stradbroke means no supplies.
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Unread postAuthor: Mitchza89 » Fri May 23, 2008 10:11 pm

A 20 min ferry ride in my eyes is definately worth the peace of mind when I get when shooting my guns in the bush :D.
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Unread postAuthor: Insomniac » Fri May 23, 2008 11:05 pm

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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Fri May 23, 2008 11:11 pm

Insomniac wrote:So basically what happened, is some idiots decided to fire off their spudgun on the hill (it isn't some sort of bushland in the middle of woop-woop, there are bike and walking tracks around the place where there are often people), the ambo crews training heard it, mistook it for a gunshot, and the poice reacted as if it were a real gun. Then of course the gun is treated as though it were an ak-47 and presto, more negative press for spudding. It's idiots like these kids who give us all a bad name.

Yeah you're right. We need to get out to the press that we come in peace, that we aren't like the rest of them, that we are safe and responsible, we need to....make a nude spud calendar! :D

Just need some girls in bikini's holding some launchers... :roll:
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