THE National Firearms Amnesty has begun this month, giving Australians an opportunity to hand in unregistered and unwanted firearms and improve community safety.
This is the first nationwide gun amnesty since 1996, when the Howard Government took decisive action following the devastation of the Port Arthur massacre.
While there have been state-based amnesties since then, it is again time that we give every Australian the chance to dispose of firearms without fear of being prosecuted.
For three months, until September 30, anyone with unwanted and unregistered firearms or firearm-related items can legally dispose of or register them at approved drop-off points in each state and territory.
There isn’t any cost involved with handing in firearms or related items for destruction.
For more information, phone 1800 909 826.