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Amnesty Yields 200 Firearms
20 November 2013
Tasmania had some of Australia's weakest firearm laws before the 1996 Port Arthur massacre including no requirement to register longarms.
Following the toughening of gun laws, including compulsory registration, Tasmanians registered about 90,000 guns with a further 30,000 handed over for destruction.
Since then, Tasmania Police has maintained a permanent gun amnesty enabling owners the ability to hand over firearms with no questions asked…
More than 300 unregistered and unwanted guns were removed from circulation due to the weekend's mobile amnesty and one in Hobart in October.