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Kyle Sandilands Denied Gun License Over Links To ‘Colorful’ Characters And Chaotic Antics In The Air

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Kyle Sandilands has not been granted a gun owner’s license as police point to his connections to convicted drug traffickers and the radio host’s wild on-air antics as evidence that he is not a “fit and proper person” to own a firearm.

The 50-year-old announcer will take the NSW Police Commissioner before a tribunal to challenge the decision, which hindered his plans to shoot competitively.

Sandilands already has a firearms license that allows him to use weapons under supervision at a gun club in south-west Sydney.

However, the infamous shock jock wants to take his passion for firearms to the next level by buying a pistol and rifle, but is blocked by the police.

Kyle Sandilands (pictured at a shooting range in LA with Karl Stefanovic in 2020) has been denied a firearms license as police prepare a list of grounds against the host who owns firearms

Authorities worry about Sandiland's (left) friendship with convicted drug trafficker Simon Main (second from left) who spent four years in an Italian prison

Authorities worry about Sandiland’s (left) friendship with convicted drug trafficker Simon Main (second from left) who spent four years in an Italian prison

Authorities say they are concerned about the Sandiland’s friendship with convicted drug trafficker Simon Main, who spent four years in an Italian prison.

Main attempted to move 333,000 ecstasy pills worth about $10 million in 2000, at the time considered the world’s largest smuggling of the illegal drug.

Sandilands is also a close personal friend of Kings Cross identity John Ibrahim and his model girlfriend Sarah Budge.

Mr. Ibrahim grew into one of the most powerful figures in the nightclub scene at the age of 26 and his life will be turned into a ‘Sopranos-esque’ TV series detailing his business conquests.

He was banned from firearms in 2018 after police searched his home in Dover Heights.

The search warrants also include Mrs Budge’s Double Bay apartment – where police found a 9mm Glock 26 handgun.

Sandilands (left) is also a close personal friend of Kings Cross identity John Ibrahim (right) and his model girlfriend Sarah Budge

Sandilands (left) is also a close personal friend of Kings Cross identity John Ibrahim (right) and his model girlfriend Sarah Budge

The infamous shock jock (pictured) wants to take his passion for firearms to the next level by buying a pistol and rifle, but is blocked by the police

The infamous shock jock (pictured) wants to take his passion for firearms to the next level by buying a pistol and rifle, but is blocked by the police

After a lengthy trial, Ms Budge was acquitted of unlicensed possession of the gun and found not guilty of two other gun possession charges.

The model launched Crane Bar in Sydney’s Kings Cross in May 2013, which was known for its Japanese fusion cuisine, cocktails and music.

Earlier this year, she announced that her business would not reopen after it was shut down amid the pandemic, which has hit the Australian hospitality industry hard.

Mr Ibrahim had not been linked to the gun charges or other offenses committed by his relatives that led to the raids.

Today he manages real estate investments in Darlinghurst and the inner city, having left the nightclub industry when Sydney’s exclusion laws were enacted.

Mr. Ibrahim is often seen spending time with Sandilands, who praises their friendship on The Kyle and Jackie O Show which he hosts with Jackie Henderson.

Mrs. Budge, Mr. Ibrahim and Mr. Main were all photographed at the 35th birthday of the radio jugger’s girlfriend, Tegan Kynaston, last December.

Ms Budge (right), Mr Ibrahim (left) and Mr Main were all pictured at the 35th birthday of radio juggernaut's girlfriend Tegan Kynaston (center) in December 2020

Ms Budge (right), Mr Ibrahim (left) and Mr Main were all pictured at the 35th birthday of radio juggernaut’s girlfriend Tegan Kynaston (center) in December 2020

In 2018, Mr Ibrahim (pictured with his model partner Sarah Budge) was banned from firearms after police searched his home in Dover Heights

In 2018, Mr Ibrahim (pictured with his model partner Sarah Budge) was banned from firearms after police searched his home in Dover Heights

Mr. Ibrahim is often seen spending time with Sandilands, who praises their friendship on The Kyle and Jackie O Show which he hosts with Jackie Henderson (right)

Mr. Ibrahim is often seen spending time with Sandilands, who praises their friendship on The Kyle and Jackie O Show which he hosts with Jackie Henderson (right)

The couple have been dating since January 2020, with Ms. Kynaston previously working as Sandilands’ assistant and now King Kyle’s communications director.

The couple hopes to welcome their first child together.

A close friend of the radio host told The Australian that his sometimes chaotic on-air antics were also used as justification for why he couldn’t be trusted with a firearm.

They said shooting was Sandiland’s only hobby, and adding preconceived ideas about how the host might handle a gun was “exactly the opposite.”

Police must determine whether a person applying for a firearms license is a ‘fit and proper’ person through a grueling process, including multiple background checks.

Applicants may be rejected if they have a history of mental health problems, allegations of domestic violence, or are associated with criminal intelligence.

A close friend of the radio host (pictured) told The Australian that his sometimes chaotic on-air antics were proof why he couldn't be trusted with a firearm

A close friend of the radio host (pictured) told The Australian that his sometimes chaotic on-air antics were proof why he couldn’t be trusted with a firearm

Sandilands, who reportedly earns $5 million a year hosting KIIS FM's Kyle And Jackie O Show, entered the business world in 2012 after founding an investment company called King Kyle.

Sandilands, who reportedly earns $5 million a year hosting KIIS FM’s Kyle And Jackie O Show, entered the business world in 2012 after founding an investment company called King Kyle.

A person wishing to possess a weapon may also be rejected if it is not in the ‘public interest’ to acquire one or if he could pose a ‘danger to public security or peace’.

The case will be heard in the Civil and Administrative Court later this month, on December 21.

Sandilands, who reportedly earns $5 million a year hosting KIIS FM’s Kyle And Jackie O Show, entered the business world in 2012 after founding an investment company called King Kyle.

The company, which Sandilands says is now worth about $100 million, has also recently expanded into content creation and music production.

His latest venture is TapJar, an app that makes it easy for customers to tip without cash.

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