TASMANIA Police's Assistant Commissioner Donna Adams has urged the state's 35,000 gun owners to check their firearm safes after the theft of 15 guns from a single home at the weekend.
The plea comes during what some seasoned police officers say is an unusually high level of gun violence in Launceston often perpetrated with stolen weapons.
``When you go home tonight I'd really like you to please have a look at your storage facility I'd like you to consider where you've got spare keys and the keys to your safe,'' Ms Adams said.
``I'd also like you to consider how visible your storage facility is to other visitors to your residence.''
Ms Adams said she was confident there was no internal leak within the Tasmania Police firearm registry.
The database holds information about where every registered gun in the state is kept and rumours have persisted that the register has been breached.
Service Tasmania and third party companies are also involved in the licensing process for firearms.
``We're confident that our database hasn't been comprised,'' Ms Adams said.
Tasmania Police implemented a new firearm database in June with enhanced security that had also been reviewed, she said.
Ms Adams revealed new gun laws were before cabinet.
The draft legislation contains about 50 amendments aimed at tightening up the Firearms Act.
A taskforce has been set up to investigate the 15 guns stolen from Mornington.
At the weekend the seventh reported shooting in Launceston, connected to a running feud between two parties, occurred at Mowbray.
The drive-by shooting occurred in Crawford Street about 11pm on Saturday.
Witnesses reported a dark coloured four-wheel-drive or ute speeding away after several rounds from a shotgun were fired.
There were three adults and a 10-year-old at home at the time.
An associate of the occupants was arrested the following day at the property charged with carrying a semi-automatic rifle.
Launceston CIB is continuing to investigate the shooting and has received some information from the public.