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22 April 2002

Herald Sun (Melbourne)

Firearm owners found with unregistered or illegal firearms face heavy fines and jail terms with the end of Victoria's gun amnesty yesterday. More than 40,000 guns were surrendered to Victoria Police for destruction during the amnesty launched in October 1997. A further 225,291 firearms were handed in across the state under the federal gun buy-back scheme. Police and Emergency Services Minister Andre Haermeyer said police took in 2000 guns during the first three... (

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