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In response to the tragic case where Mark Bombara murdered his ex-wife and daughter in Perth despite warnings about his firearm possession, Western Australia’s Police Minister Paul Papalia is advocating for stricter gun laws.

Bombara’s ability to retain multiple firearms has highlighted significant gaps in current regulations. Minister Papalia is pushing for changes that would make it easier for police to confiscate guns in cases involving acrimonious break-ups and known firearms.

The proposed reforms aim to enhance community safety by limiting the number of guns an individual can own and imposing stricter controls on serious offenders, particularly those involved in family and domestic violence. However, these changes have faced opposition from various parties.

Additionally, there are calls for independent oversight in investigations to ensure transparency and accountability in handling such cases.


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Article Title: WA minister says threshold for police intervention must be lower after Perth shooting double murder
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