Australia- Jack, 15 & Jennifer Edwards, 13, shot dead, West Pennant Hills NSW, July 2018

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  1. Morrisa

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    Acquire, not require doh!
     
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    I think its largely a hidden problem, to be able to as an individual amass firearms legally in Australia. Once a person receives licence and permit to own a firearm - after the first, its not a difficult process to get more, legally. Maybe he was a member of a pistol club, rural property owner? So disturbing that he had two powerful handguns at hand and more firearms in his possession, in his state of mind.
    The never ending loss and pain he has caused, beyond words.

    Teens’ execution ‘premeditated and planned’ during custody battle
     
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    It is understood that Edwards, who was found dead from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound after the bodies of two of his children - a 15-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl - were found shot dead in their bedrooms in a house in Hull Road, West Pennant Hills, had completed this process around six months ago.

    On Friday afternoon the St Mary's Indoor Shooting Centre said via a statement that its staff had been interviewed by police in regards to the murders.

    How killer John Edwards was able to own murder weapons
     
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    So it sounds like the father spent months plotting this, is that right?
     
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    Photos of Jennifer & Jack from Bohemian’s link.
     

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    Sweet faces. Heartbreaking to think their own father would murder them.
     
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    When John Edwards tried to join a Sydney gun club in January of last year he ticked “yes” on a form asking if he had previously been “prohibited” or “suspended” from holding a firearms licence.

    On Sunday Fairfax Media reported that the 68-year-old had been refused membership from the Ku-Ring-Gai Pistols Club before eventually being accepted by another group.

    The Ku-Ring-Gai club knocked back his membership application after it sent a copy of his P650 form – a document which requires aspiring gun owners to answer questions about their criminal and family law history – to the New South Wales Firearms Registry.

    The registry told the club that Edwards should not be given access to a gun.

    Police have said that Edwards, who used two “powerful” handguns to murder his two teenage children last week, was previously known to police but did not have an “extensive history”.

    “We don’t have any what we would call contemporary information in recent years,” Det Supt Brett McFadden said last week.

    But the Guardian can reveal Edwards was knocked back by the Ku-Ring Gai club after he ticked yes on the first question on the P650 form, which asks applicants whether they have previously “been refused or prohibited from holding a firearms licence or permit or had a firearms licence or permit suspended, cancelled or revoked?”

    An official from the Ku-Ring-Gai club told the Guardian on Monday that Edwards had been refused membership by at least one other gun club. The Ku-Ring-Gai official, who did not want to be named, said Edwards had continued to come to the club after he was told he was “not welcome”.

    “He was not happy,” the official said. He wanted to know why he was not being accepted. In our constitution we don’t have to give a reason why we refuse membership to someone. In my experience first impressions are usually the right ones and having met that person immediately my first impression was a no.”

    The official said that eventually the club raised Edwards at a committee meeting and adopted a recommendation to “cut all ties” with him. They sent a letter to him by registered post and “didn’t hear a thing from him again”.


    More here: John Edwards murders put gun club rules under scrutiny
     
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    Very heartbreaking. She must have been living with so much grief.
     
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    How unbearable the pain she had to endure must of been, I can't imagine.
    Beautiful souls taken from her, too much.
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