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Blake, H M. 2005 ‘Gun Control in Tasmania.’ Auditor-General Special Report / Performance Audit No. 55, pp. 21, 28. Hobart: Government Printer / Parliament of Tasmania. 26 May

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In the three years since 2001 more than 5,600 firearms were surrendered to Tasmania Police.

Of this total 5,000 were destroyed, 100 were transferred to the Tasmania Police forensic library while the balance were held pending further action …

[Page 28]: According to figures provided to the Commonwealth at 30 June 1998, the post-1996 buy-back saw 34,564 prohibited firearms handed in. This total is just for those firearms that had become illegal under the Firearms Act 1996, viz. machineguns, pump action shotguns, self-loading rifles and self-loading shotguns.

A further 4,296 legal firearms were also surrendered (without financial compensation) during the buy-back period. Therefore, the total reduction in the State's gun numbers at that time totalled 38,860.

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