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Australia

14 January 2010

Advertiser (Adelaide)

A Government gun amnesty has taken 1731 unwanted or illegal firearms off the streets and some out of the hands of criminals, Police Minister Michael Wright said. The three-month amnesty, which ended on December 31 last year, reaped 1025 working guns and 706 imitation firearms. Opposition spokesman David Ridgway said police statistics showed firearm/weapon offences have increased 20.6 per cent since 2002. Since 2006, more than 4300 firearms or imitation guns have been... (GunPolicy.org)

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