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Nearly 26,000 firearms handed in during amnesty

Posted on 08/09/2017

Australians have now surrendered almost 26,000 firearms as part of the national gun amnesty which started in July.

And perhaps most surprising has been that the arsenal handed in to police has included machine guns, a homemade sub-machine gun and even a grenade.

A number of vintage weapons have also been turned in, including a luger pistol from World War I, a Smith and Wesson .455 revolver from WWII and a shotgun from the Vietnam War, as well as a Beaumont Adams revolver circa 1856, a WWI-era Lee Enfield rifle and two WWII US M1 carbines.

This is the first amnesty since the Port Arthur massacre in 1996, with an average of 464 firearms being handed in every day around the country.

Australia’s National Firearms Amnesty runs until 30 September 2017, and more information can be found at www.firearmsamnesty.ag.gov.au or by calling 1800 909 826.

Picture credit: Jamie Hanson




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