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1 January 2004

Herald Sun (Melbourne)

Almost 19,000 handguns have been surrendered in Victoria's buyback that expired yesterday. Acting Police Minister John Lenders said $20.7 million in compensation had been paid to the 4260 gun owners who had visited buyback centres across Victoria in the past six months. Mr Lenders said the buyback had been a great success, with 18,934 banned handguns surrendered to police over the past six months. Most handguns were outlawed after the 2002 Monash University... (

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