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NSW Police says will melt down over three tonnes of firearms. Photo NSW Police.

With a constant ripple of shock from shootings across the globe, NSW Police say that more than three tonnes of firearms are being destroyed this month after being seized and gathered by police across the state.

The haul of 2809 firearms (totalling 3228kg) has come into police possession after being seized through criminal investigations, located as abandoned property, and surrendered.

Among the items to be destroyed are pistols, rifles, shotguns, military firearms, home-made firearms, airsoft, gel blasters, air pistols and air rifles. The guns will be melted down into steel and produced into other items.

Photo NSW Police.

A win for police and the community

Police Commissioner Karen Webb said every firearm destroyed is a win for police and the community. ‘We’ve all seen the harm that is caused by the unlawful use of firearms and the fear it can cause within the broader community.

‘Some of these items are collected through long term, complex criminal investigations and others are located through isolated search warrants and police incidents.

‘By destroying these weapons, we prevent any that are kept for legitimate purposes falling into the wrong hands and used in other crimes.’

Each week, hundreds of firearms are collected by police in Police Area Commands, Police Districts and specialist Commands and sent to the NSW Police Weapons and Ordnance Disposal Unit. Each item is then audited and processed for destruction.


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11 COMMENTS

  1. It’s like the criminals are armed to attack you, but you citizen can not be armed to defend your self from them.
    The Police are only a few minutes away, but it takes two seconds to shoot you.

  2. If this keeps up the only deadly weapons will be in the hands of the police.
    Doesn’t THAT…… fill you with confidence ?
    Cheers, G”)

    • No, no, no Ken. The more guns they find and destroy, the more valuable they become, so more will be imported with the drugs. And not the farm guns in the pictures, smugglers like 9mm semi-auto pistols. Small, light, high dollar value. Far more dangerous too. The criminals will be safer than ever!

  3. Unfortunately the police are much better at catching criminals after the event than protecting the victims before the event.

  4. Wow maybe you guys can move to the us, we don’t need to carry guns here or maybe it’s your paranoia coming out. Have a look at the stats, we are much safer without the guns. We don’t live in a western like they think in the states.

    • Maybe you could move to North Korea. Look at the stats, violent crime had been going down for decades before 1996.
      I suggest everyone check out this gun safety video on youtube called ‘Why Guns Must Be Banned Now!’.
      It’s will explain why gun safety issues are so important to all of us.

  5. Nicely timed NSW Police !
    Just when gun-massacres all are the go in overseas news too.
    Hardly a co-incidence.
    This neat PR trick neatly covers-up major deficiencies in their anti-gun-crime efforts in Western Sydney too.
    But hey – why not add “steak knives” to this ‘sleep safely in your beds’ news-grab ?
    Yes – simply add-on yet another futile/time-wasting gun-safe inspection on all LAFOs !
    Bound to be oh-so popular with the gullible public and your over-worked G/Duty staff – (Not.)

    • We are so going to restrict you to rock salt. Not because we would be worried about you being armed, but so there is a chance you would actually pull the trigger when we need you to. If you behave well, we may even give you some rubber bullets. But I bet your more of a pepper spray gal. But whatever, we just want our elders to be able to protect themselves. Let’s start with council mandated bear spray and see how it goes.

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