Guns sur­ren­dered

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SYD­NEY: Aus­tralians turned in 51 000 il­le­gal firearms, rang­ing from 19th cen­tury weapons to a rocket launcher, dur­ing a three-month amnesty that ended yes­ter­day, and which Prime Min­is­ter Mal­colm Turn­bull said had helped avert Las Ve­gas-style mass shoot­ings.

The cache, rep­re­sent­ing about a fifth of il­le­gal firearms, was col­lected dur­ing Aus­tralia’s sec­ond amnesty since its worst ever mas­sacre, when a lone gun­man killed 35 peo­ple in the is­land state of Tas­ma­nia in 1996. – Reuters

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