Police say the gunman, who may have accomplices, is shooting at wild horses ''indiscriminately'' with an unlicensed high-powered rifle.
That's an interesting outcome from a forensic examination. The Police can tell from looking at bullet holes in horses, and possibly shell casings, that the shooter is using an unlicensed rifle.
How, prey tell, did they determine that the firearm is unlicensed? Unless it's .50 cal, which you'd never get a license for in Australia, that is a pretty big stretch. Either a cop has opened his mouth and said something silly, or Fairfax is making it up... again.
Unlicensed is one of those lovely, prejudicial words that Fairfax loves to throw around at times like this, making the perp sound even more bad-ass. He has to be caught - and now! - because he has an unlicensed firearm! Arrgh - we're all going to die! etc etc etc.
Excuse me while I yawn and turn the page.