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Australia

21 July 2004

Post-Courier (Port Moresby)

SYDNEY — Two World War II-era sub-machine guns and an Israeli army pistol are among thousands of weapons to be destroyed by NSW police this week. A gun amnesty, which began last October with a national buyback scheme, ended earlier this month after netting more than 12,000 illegal weapons. Of those, 8560 were rifles, 2246 shotguns, 1156 handguns and 113 other weapons, police said. Another 17,000 handguns and 68,000 parts were bought back and $A25.4 million paid in... (GunPolicy.org)

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