A couple, aged 69 and 65, has been convicted of failing to secure firearms in their car.
A couple, aged 69 and 65, has been convicted of failing to secure firearms in their car. David De Lossy

Bay couple convicted of failing to secure firearms

A HERVEY Bay couple has been convicted of failing to secure their firearms while visiting relatives on the Sunshine Coast.

One of the guns, a Japanese-made Miroku M10 shotgun, has since been recovered after it allegedly made its way into the hands of a violent criminal in Clayfield.

The gun was found by police from the Firearms Investigation Team in August.

The three other guns that were stolen - two Ruger rifles and a .22 Anschutz rifle - have not been found.

The weapons were stolen from the couple's vehicle at Naranga in April.

The couple, aged 69 and 65, were convicted of failing to secure the weapons, which were in gun bags behind the front seat of the vehicle.

By law guns must be secured in the boot or locked in a fixed metal container when being transported.

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