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Operation Unification - Targeting Illicit Firearms

Tasmania Police, Media release

24 May 2013

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Police jurisdictions around the country are targeting illicit firearms as part of Operation Unification.

Illicit firearms are weapons that are illegally imported or manufactured in Australia, stolen from registered owners and/or may be used in criminal activities…

Each year Tasmania Police destroys approximately 1,400 firearms, including handguns, rifles, shot guns and semi-automatic firearms. Over the past five years (to date), police have destroyed more than 6,500 firearms, preventing their potential use in criminal activity…

In Tasmania, members of the public are reminded of a permanent amnesty for handing in firearms. This permanent amnesty, under the Firearms Act 1996, allows any unauthorised firearms to be handed in to a police station with no action taken in relation to the illegal possession of the firearms…

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