Firearms amnesty ‘very successful’
COLLECTABLE firearms, German Luger pistols, sawn-off shotguns and even a homemade rifle with a homemade silencer are among the items which have been handed in during the National Firearms Amnesty so far.
With the amnesty finishing on September 30, South West police are encouraging illegal gun holders to turn in their firearms during the “no prosecution, no penalty” period.
So far 59 firearms have been handed in from the South West, including one woman who handed in four.
South West district police Insp. Peter Morrissey said the results so far had come as no surprise and he described the initiative as “very successful”. Across the State 737 firearms have been handed in.