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.
For more information visit www.police.nsw.gov.au.