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Illegal Firearm Amnesty

Australian (Sydney)

29 October 2002

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An amnesty to allow illegal firearms to be surrendered or licensed will be introduced in Queensland Parliament today as part of stronger measures to ensure community safety…

A similar amnesty in NSW last year netted 72,000 firearms in six months…

Premier Peter Beattie told parliament the amnesty would reduce the number of firearms in the community.

"We all know these amnesties work because in the last amnesty in the wake of the Port Arthur massacre, 130,000 firearms were surrendered in Queensland, while 650,000 were surrendered nationally," he said…

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