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Queensland. 2013 ‘Firearms and Weapons Amnesty, 2013.’ Queensland Police Annual Report 2012-2013, p.16. Brisbane: Queensland Police Service. 20 September
Public Order and Safety
A Firearms and Weapons Amnesty was conducted from 1 February to 30 April 2013. A rocket launcher, Tasers, crossbows and WWII firearms and replicas were among weapons surrendered. Almost 19,000 weapons were registered or surrendered during the amnesty, which ran from 1 February to 30 April 2013.
The amnesty started in conjunction with amendments to the Weapons Act 1990 introducing mandatory minimum sentences for the trafficking, supply, unlawful possession and use of illegal firearms. Other amendments to the Act reduced the regulatory burden associated with legitimate firearms ownership…