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Australia

25 July 2001

West Australian (Perth)

WA Police have launched a gun crackdown to flush out thousands of illegal weapons. The operation will target the State's 85,000 gun owners and their 200,000 weapons. Gun owners will have to go to their local police station to present some identification, their gun licence and hand over their weapon to inspected. The audit was prompted by a damning report by Auditor General Des Pearson which accused police of not screening properly the criminal records, mental fitness... (GunPolicy.org)

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