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Hundreds of Unlawful Firearms Are Handed In

Daily Mercury

5 April 2013

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Central Queensland police stations and gun shops have been inundated with hundreds of weapons as the Queensland firearm amnesty enters its final month…

In the central region, which covers Mackay, Rockhampton and Gladstone, about 550 guns have been handed in under the amnesty running until the end of this month…

Gunshops, shooting clubs and police stations across the state were available as drop-off points, with most opting to leave their weapons with a shop or club rather than with police.

Of the 4074 unregistered firearms delivered to authorities, 3237 were for registration, 786 were for destruction and 51 were for storage.

Those 786 would be cut up or crushed by a weapons destruction van owned by the Queensland Police Service…

ID: N560

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