Police seize gel blasters from Mawson Lakes home, man in court for firearms offenses

Police seized more than two dozen gel blasters from a house in north Adelaide after a concerned member of the public reported seeing guns in the window.

The property on the Mawson Lakes was searched by police around 9:30 a.m.

Twenty-six allegedly unregistered gel blasters were seized, some of which look like pistols while others resemble shotguns and machine guns.

A 48-year-old man who lives in the house has reported several firearms offences.

He will appear before the Elizabeth Magistrates Court at a later date, police said.

Police said the search was launched by a member of the public who “reported seeing two guns in the window of the house”.

“Police are reminding the public that it is a criminal offense to possess gel blasters without a license and they must be registered,” the police said.

SA police have tightened restrictions on gel blasters in 2020, following a string of incidents involving injuries.

The weapons are often very similar to full-fledged assault rifles and are now regulated like other firearms.

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