‘No questions asked’ as NSW launches gun amnesty
NSW Police has launched a state-wide gun amnesty following the success of last year’s national campaign.
Owners of unregistered guns are being encouraged to turn their weapons in when the amnesty begins in July.
During the 2017 amnesty, over 26,700 firearms were handed in for destruction, sale and registration in New South Wales alone.
Gun owners in NSW will be able to hand in their unregistered weapons with no questions asked from July 1st during a state wide gun amnesty. Owners can choose to register or destroy their guns. Amnesty runs until the end of September. #MRnews @nswpolice @2GB873 @troygrant pic.twitter.com/MDgKou77b6
— Matthew Karstunen (@MKarstunen) May 16, 2018
Deputy Commissioner of Regional Field Operations Gary Worboys tells Ray Hadley the number of hand-ins is “encouraging”.
“We just want to know where firearms are.
“This is the opportunity for people to register firearms that aren’t registered, to have firearms destroyed that they no longer want.”
The Deputy Commissioner says the amnesty will follow a “no questions asked” policy.
“This is really about not just a legal obligation but a moral obligation… that good people can keep communities safe.”
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