Fined for fail­ing to se­cure gun

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

AN EIDSVOLD man was fined in Gayn­dah Mag­is­trates Court for fail­ing to keep a shot­gun se­cure and un­loaded, ex­cept when in use.

Po­lice pros­e­cu­tor Sergeant Chris Elder said on the first oc­ca­sion Scott Schuh had a loaded gun on a cup­board at his Eidsvold prop­erty, and on the sec­ond, his gun was found un­se­cured in his landrover.

De­fence coun­sel Keith Ren­nick said Mr Schuh “didn’t have his mind on the job”.

“On Novem­ber 24, he had lost a stock dog – bit­ten by a snake, and he was suf­fer­ing from de­pres­sion.”

The gun in the ute was in case of find­ing hurt stock in the pad­dock, Mr Ren­nick said.

Mag­is­trate Gra­ham Hil­lan or­dered $1300 in fines.

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