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Northern Territory. 2004 ‘Firearms Amnesty, 2001 and 2003.’ Northern Territory Police Annual Report 2003-2004, p.33. Darwin: NT Police, Fire and Emergency Services. 22 September

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Firearms Amnesty

A six-month general firearms amnesty ran from 1 July - 31 December 2003 to coincide with the national handgun buyback scheme…A total of 67 firearms were surrendered.

A one-month general weapons amnesty was held from 1 - 31 December 2003 to coincide with the legislative amendments to the Weapons Control Act…

In the previous amnesty, in November 2001, 137 firearms were surrendered in three months. Fewer firearms were handed in this reporting period due to the excellent response by the community in 2001.

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