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Western Australia: Inside of bikies’ man caves exposed as police announce war on guns

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Inside bikers’ man caves: From Santa decorations to an Easter Island statue and TONS of guns – a rare insight into how the bad guys of the road REALLY live

  • WA police have issued several high-profile bicycles with orders to prevent firearms
  • Police footage has revealed rare insight into the contents of mobsters’ “man caves.”
  • One was filled with Christmas decorations, a cement mixer and a Confederate flag
  • Police are cracking down on gun control in WA with laws to tackle crime rates

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The contents of the garages and man caves of some of Australia’s most high-profile motorcyclists have been exposed as the gangsters are forced to surrender their weapons to the police.

Members of the gang squad visited the homes of several of WA’s most notorious bikers in another effort to limit their access to owning and using firearms.

The contents of the well-stocked garages of some of the state’s most dangerous organized crime figures have been revealed in new footage as police issue firearms prevention orders for bikers.

In one of the garages, boxes of Christmas decorations, including an inflatable Santa Claus, were neatly stacked in preparation for the upcoming holiday season.

Gang squad members visited the homes of several of WA's most notorious bikers in an effort to limit their access to owning and using firearms

Gang squad members visited the homes of several of WA’s most notorious bikers in an effort to limit their access to owning and using firearms

Boxes of Christmas decorations, including an inflatable Santa Claus, were stacked haphazardly in a cyclist's garage in preparation for the upcoming holiday season

Boxes of Christmas decorations, including an inflatable Santa Claus, were stacked haphazardly in a cyclist's garage in preparation for the upcoming holiday season

Boxes of Christmas decorations, including an inflatable Santa Claus, were stacked haphazardly in a cyclist’s garage in preparation for the upcoming holiday season

Among several large motorcycles was a pile of brooms and rakes, cleaning supplies, and what appeared to be a small cement mixer.

Outside the garage was a large statue of Easter Island, modeled after the originals found on the small island in Chile.

A large Confederate flag hung on one of the walls, symbolizing white power.

Police are said to have visited the homes of high-profile bikers from the Mongol and rebel gangs.

A large Confederate flag, symbolizing white power, hung from one of the walls of the man cave

A large Confederate flag, symbolizing white power, hung from one of the walls of the man cave

A large Confederate flag, symbolizing white power, hung from one of the walls of the man cave

Police have issued at least 15 high-profile cyclists with firearms prevention warrants this month

Police have issued at least 15 high-profile cyclists with firearms prevention warrants this month

Police have issued at least 15 high-profile cyclists with firearms prevention warrants this month

At least 15 organized crime figures and some of WA’s most serious domestic violence offenders have been beaten this week with FPOs, meaning they or anyone in their presence can be searched 24 hours a day, seven days a week, without a warrant.

Those with an FPO are no longer allowed to own or carry a firearm and are not allowed to visit an address where a firearm is present.

Police Minister Paul Papalia said the laws would help disrupt and dismantle organized crime in the state. New orders will be issued in the coming weeks.

Those with an FPO are no longer allowed to possess or be in the presence of a firearm and are not allowed to visit an address where a firearm is present

Those with an FPO are no longer allowed to possess or be in the presence of a firearm and are not allowed to visit an address where a firearm is present

Those with an FPO are no longer allowed to possess or be in the presence of a firearm and are not allowed to visit an address where a firearm is present

At least 12 licensed firearms seized as police crack down on gun control laws

At least 12 licensed firearms seized as police crack down on gun control laws

At least 12 licensed firearms seized as police crack down on gun control laws

“If you are a member of an outlaw biker gang in Western Australia, now is the time to get out of the gang or leave Western Australia,” he said.

WA Police Assistant Commissioner Tony Longhorn said 12 licensed firearms and ammunition had been seized by police while the warrants were being issued.

A further five firearms have since been surrendered.

I want to reiterate that these laws will be used surgically and tactically,” he said.

“They will be issued to the most dangerous members of our community who are not allowed to possess or be in the presence of others who have firearms.

WA Police Minister Paul Papalia said the laws would help disrupt and dismantle organized crime in the state, with further orders to be issued in the coming weeks

WA Police Minister Paul Papalia said the laws would help disrupt and dismantle organized crime in the state, with further orders to be issued in the coming weeks

WA Police Minister Paul Papalia said the laws would help disrupt and dismantle organized crime in the state, with further orders to be issued in the coming weeks

“We will use this legislation to target those who have criminal records or are members of outlaw biker gangs.”

In March, Prime Minister Mark McGowan announced that gun control laws would be reviewed after the number of licensed firearms rose by 60 percent.

A few months later, the police were given the power to bar members of organized crime from the party district in Perth.

The maximum penalty for violating an FPO is a $75,000 fine and 14 years in prison.