Citation(s) from the Gun Policy News media archive
West Australian (Perth)
25 July 2001
WA Police have launched a gun crackdown to flush out thousands of illegal weapons.
The operation will target the State's 85,000 gun owners and their 200,000 weapons. Gun owners will have to go to their local police station to present some identification, their gun licence and hand over their weapon to inspected…
The Howard Government introduced the gun buy-back in October 1996 after Martin Bryant shot dead 35 people at Port Arthur, Tasmania.
The scheme ran until September 1997. More than 51,000 guns were handed to WA police…