Police Minister To Push Forward Gun Trafficking Laws After Melbourne Shooting

The state’s police minister may push changes to gun trafficking laws forward after the shooting of a police officer in Melbourne.

Police Minister Wade Noonan originally planned to table changes to the legislation early next year, but told Fairfax Media he may introduce those amendments sooner.

“We’ll look at opportunities to bring that forward as best we can,” he said.

It comes after two police officers were shot at in Moonee Ponds when they intercepted a car they thought was connected to two attacks on slain gangland figure Carl Williams’ family.

One of the policeman, the driver, narrowly escaped with his life by instinctively turning away, with the shot hitting the back of his head. The 31-year-old first constable from Flemington underwent surgery and was released from hospital on Wednesday.

Read more in SMH.

Source: www.smh.com.au

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