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NSW Police Seize 'Frightening' Weapons

Australian Associated Press

22 June 2010

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[A]t a weapons disposal facility in Sydney on Tuesday, police displayed a range of illegal weapons seized or surrendered in NSW during a three-week period.

Along with firearms of various shapes and sizes, there were swords, stun guns, pen knives, axes, studded bommy knockers - or giant spiked clubs - and multiple cases of ammunition…

In the past three years, police have destroyed 50,000 weapons and more than 21 tonnes of ammunition and dangerous goods which have been seized or surrendered…

The majority of firearms obtained by police are seized but periodic amnesties encourage people to surrender illegal weapons…

In the first four months of 2010, there have been 4,130 weapons seized by police…

There are more than 700,000 legally owned firearms in NSW…

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