Over 1200 guns given up in amnesty

Joondalup Weekender - - News -

MORE than 1200 guns were sur­ren­dered in WA dur­ing the three-month na­tional gun amnesty, which ended on Satur­day night.

Po­lice Min­is­ter Michelle Roberts said there were now 1242 fewer il­le­gal guns which no longer had the po­ten­tial to fall into the hands of crim­i­nals.

“Dis­turbingly, among the sur­ren­dered items was an as­sort­ment of high­pow­ered weapons and guns that had been mod­i­fied, pre­sum­ably for no other rea­son than crim­i­nal pur­poses,” she said.

“I’m pleased to say these are now on the way to the scrap heap.”

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