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We've Got Another Gun Amnesty Coming Our Way

NSW Police and the State Government have teamed up to announce a statewide gun amnesty.

It follows on from last year's national amnesty that saw over 57,000 guns, weapons and ammunition handed in.

Of those, almost 25 thousand were in NSW.

Deputy Commissioner Metropolitan Field Operations Jeff Loy, said there has been continued interest from the community to dispose of unwanted firearms without penalty.

“In 2017, we had nearly 8000 firearms surrendered for destruction – including 951 handguns and 5558 shotguns – with about 15,000 handed in for registration and 2100 handed in for sale,” Deputy Commissioner Loy said.

“This is another opportunity for people to get rid of any firearm or firearm parts without the fear of prosecution.”

The NSW gun amnesty will start on July 1, wrapping up on September 30.

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