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Australia

25 February 1999

Herald Sun (Melbourne)

About 5000 illegally held firearms have been handed in under the state gun amnesty that ends tomorrow. A decision will be made then on whether to extend the amnesty. A spokesman for Police Minister Bill McGrath yesterday confirmed no decision had been made. But Premier Jeff Kennett said yesterday that extending it may be a waste of time. "If you leave something in place for ever, it really isn't an amnesty in the sense it loses its potency to actually attract and... (GunPolicy.org)

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