Locals urged to take advantage of gun amnesty

If you have any old guns lying around that you don’t use and/or aren’t registered, now’s the time to hand them in without penalty. Photo supplied

Tweed MP Geoff Provest has urged anyone in the local community with an unregistered or unwanted firearm to take advantage of the NSW Firearm Amnesty, which began on July 1 and closes September 30.

Last year’s National Firearm Amnesty was extremely successful, he said, with the NSW Police Force netting nearly 25,000 firearms from 7,277 individuals during the three-month campaign.

‘Tweed residents have another chance to do the right thing and either surrender unwanted or prohibited weapons or become a responsible firearm owner and register their gun or rifle,’ Mr Provest said.

‘Whether the firearm was inherited or found, the three-month amnesty period will allow them to come forward and legally dispose or register it without penalty.

Firearms and firearm-related items can be surrendered under amnesty arrangements at approved drop-off points, which include licensed firearm dealers, mobile stations, and police stations.

‘Under no circumstances should loaded firearms be taken into public places – including police stations,’ he said.

Anyone with concerns about handling firearms or safely transporting them, can contact the NSW Police Force Firearms Registry on 1300 362 562 for assistance.

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One response to “Locals urged to take advantage of gun amnesty”

  1. Roger Graf says:

    What would be as equally smart is to fund for secure housing for victims to lodge in all areas of N.S.W. if they have any fear of domestic violence that could harm the victim and their family.

    When you consider the amount of tax payers money being spent on terrorism related programs, surely society could demand the same form of funding to crack down on domestic violence abuse.

    Worse is the death rate is far greater than terrorism related violence at this point of time.

    What say the N.S.W. State Government?

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