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Hands up for gun amnesty

Locals owning unregistered firearms should be aware the NSW Government’s Firearm Amnesty has begun and will end on 30 September 2018, according to Clarence Nationals MP.

“The Government’s firearms policies are aimed at improving community safety, not relaxing firearms regulations,” Mr Gulaptis said.

“This amnesty gives you the opportunity to surrender unwanted or prohibited weapons or become a responsible firearm owner and register your gun or rifle without legal retribution,” Mr Gulaptis said.

In 2017, the Firearm Amnesty allowed police to collect and destroy nearly 25,000 firearms from 7,277 people.

Firearms and firearm-related items can be surrendered under amnesty arrangements at approved drop-off points, which include licensed firearm dealers, mobile stations, and police stations.

Under no circumstances should loaded firearms be taken into public places – including police stations.

For more information visit www.police.nsw.gov.au

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