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11 July 2001

Canberra Times

ACT gun owners can hand in their unlicensed firearms for the next three months without facing penalties which might be a $20,000 fine or two years' jail. Police Minister Brendan Smyth said yesterday that the amnesty — held in conjunction with NSW — would start this week and end on October 5. An ACT resident who possessed a firearm without a permit or licence could surrender it to police during the period without being charged under the 1996 Firearms Act. "Under... (

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