Sydney father accused of pointing gun at 4yo daughter and pulling trigger

A Sydney man who has been charged over an illegal firearms cache pointed a high-calibre pistol at his daughter and pulled the trigger before letting her play with the gun, police allege.

Detectives have charged the 32-year-old man from the southern Sydney suburb of Revesby over the alleged incident as well as an illegal firearms cache and the production and possession of child abuse material.

He was charged with six offences by officers from Strike Force Bowser which is a NSW Terrorism Investigation Squad, however police said the investigation was not terrorism related.

Police said they seized a 25-calibre Walther TP-model pistol, two Colt 1911 45-calibre pistols and a Bentley-brand 12-gauge shotgun from premises at Revesby and Granville.

During the investigation, police said they also accessed mobile phone video footage which allegedly showed the man skylarking with one of the Colt .45 handguns, pointing it at his young daughter and pulling the trigger.

Officers said the weapon did not discharge.

The images also allegedly showed the man pointing the shotgun at the phone camera.

Detectives said further footage showed the child playing with the automatic pistol and pulling the trigger, without effect.

Senior police have condemned the alleged behaviour.

Source: Sydney father accused of pointing gun at 4yo daughter and pulling trigger – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)