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Record Number of Weapons Off SA Streets

West Australian (Perth)

1 November 2012

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More than 2,700 illegal and unwanted weapons have been handed in during South Australia's most successful gun amnesty.

The government's three-month general firearms amnesty ended at midnight on Wednesday.

By the end of the amnesty, 168 handguns, 2,420 Class A or B firearms and 105 Class C or D guns were taken to police stations across the state.

More than 77 weapons are yet to be identified and 13 fit into the prescribed category.

Attorney-General John Rau said 2,783 firearms were no longer in circulation and no longer a threat in the community.

"This amnesty, the most successful we've had in South Australia, goes on top of recently introduced laws to combat firearm-related violence," he said in a statement.

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