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NSW amnesty opens in July

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June 07, 2018

Anyone with an unregistered or unwanted firearm is being urged to take advantage of the NSW Firearm Amnesty from July 1 to September 30.

Anyone with an unregistered or unwanted firearm is being urged to take advantage of the NSW Firearm Amnesty from July 1 to September 30.

NSW Member for Murray Austin Evans said last year’s amnesty was extremely successful, with NSW Police receiving almost 25000 firearms from 7277 people.

‘‘Murray residents have another chance to do the right thing and either surrender unwanted or prohibited weapons or become a responsible firearm owner and register their gun or rifle,’’ Mr Evans said.

NSW Police Minister Troy Grant said there were still firearms in the community people no longer wanted or would like to register.

‘‘Whether the firearm was inherited or found, the three-month amnesty period will allow them to come forward and legally dispose or register it without penalty,’’ Mr Grant said.

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.

ā—¸Anyone with concerns about handling firearms or safely transporting them, can contact NSW Police firearms registry on 1300 362 562.

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