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Australians Hand Over 51,000 Illegal Firearms

WorldNews Friday, 6 October 2017 ()
Australians Hand Over 51,000 Illegal FirearmsAustralians turned in more than 51,000 illegal firearms during a three-month amnesty period that ended on Friday, with weapons ranging from a rocket launcher to antiques, according to Reuters. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said that Australia's gun control measures have helped the country avoid any Las Vegas-style mass shootings. The cache of firearms represents around a fifth of illegal firearms were gathered during Australia's second amnesty since its worst-ever mass shooting when a single gunman killed 35 people on the island state of Tasmania in 1996. There has not been a mass shooting in Australia since the conservative government banned all semi-automatic rifles and semi-automatic...
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About 51,000 illegal firearms, a fifth of all illegal guns in Australia, have been surrendered in a three-month amnesty, reflecting the country's tough gun controls. Samantha Vadas reports.

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