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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 890 asked in the Legislative Council on 21 August 2019 by Hon Rick Mazza

Minister responding: Hon M.H. Roberts
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 21 August 2019

POLICE — GEL BLASTERS — LEGAL STATUS

890. Hon RICK MAZZA to the minister representing the Minister for Police:

I refer to gel blasters, which are plastic toy guns that shoot water-filled gel balls at around 250 feet per second.

(1) What is the legal status of gel blasters in Western Australia?

(2) If gel blasters are classified as firearms, is any consideration being given by the WA Police Force to change their status?

Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question. The following answer has been provided to me by the Minister for Police.

(1) The Western Australia Police Force advises that gel blasters are not legal in Western Australia.

(2) The Western Australia Police Force is reviewing the legal status of gel blasters, taking into account their status in other states and territories.