With level 4 Melbourne shutdown imminent, what happens to guns in transit, destined for Melbourne gun shops? Does it mean that guns will be scattered over the post office and currier company offices and floors?
Has anyone offered that advice to pollies, who most likely haven’t considered this?
There’s simply not enough information about the lockdown implications to know. At this stage, post offices, courier companies and gun shops have not been ordered to close - although obviously if someone lives more than 5km away from one, they can’t go there for a non-work reason.
We’re monitoring the situation but there’s basically not much else that can be done at 3:45pm on a Sunday.
I think your PTAs will be “tough luck” if they expire. That’s what happened to them up here in Qld last time around, ours last 6 months though so not quite as bad. I reckon it’s probably number 9,000,001 on the govs list of stuff they care about atm.
My PTAs I am not concerned about, this is something LRD can accomodate with reissuing… Have happened before. That said, I am interested (a) what happens, because the volume will be huge; and (b) what happens with guns in transit. Though this has been hinted at and answered on FB already (open for business, not public for a week or so).
I think it might be a lot lower than that lol. However! There are departments that manage these things (LRD) and they should be managing it…
Whilst more detail is to come, we can advise that LRD have told those dealers affected by Stage 4 lockdowns that they will be permitted to be on site to receive deliveries of firearms and ammunition and to conduct online sales provided the premises are closed with no public access.