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    Australians Surrender 51,000 Guns In Nationwide Amnesty

    SYDNEY —
    Australians have handed in 51,000 weapons during the first national gun amnesty in more than 20 years.


    Authorities in Australia believe the three-month gun amnesty that ran through Sept. 30 has made the country safer. By their count, 51,461 firearms were surrendered in Australia’s first no-questions-asked amnesty since a mass shooting in the state of Tasmania in 1996.


    A proliferation of illicit weapons and the potential impact on national security prompted the government to urge Australians to hand in their firearms without fear of prosecution. Officials were worried that unwanted military-style rifles, pistols and shotguns could fall into the hands of extremists and criminal gangs.


    It is estimated that there are about 260,000 unregistered weapons in Australia, which has some of the world’s toughest gun control measures. They include a 28-day waiting period, comprehensive background checks, and a requirement to have a “justifiable reason” to own a firearm. There have been no mass shootings in Australia since the legislation was introduced.


    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says the measures are crucial to Australian society.


    “Now, it is vitally important that we maintain our gun control laws. They are among the strictest in the world,” he said. “We have seen the shocking tragedy in Las Vegas. The killer there had a collection of semi-automatic weapons, which a person in his position would simply not be able to acquire in Australia. So, we have strict gun control laws ... we do not take anything for granted.”


    Anyone found with an unregistered firearm in Australia now faces up to 14 years in prison or a heavy fine.


    The opposition Labor party has called for the three-month gun amnesty to be extended, and for life sentences to be handed down on criminals who smuggle firearms into Australia.


    https://www.voanews.com/a/australian...y/4061258.html

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    Now if they could get a handle on the Meth epidemic raging within Australia they may achieve something.

    This is killing way more people than any gun ever did.

    They are blowing their own horn over fook all, the gun issue was done and dusted many years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57 View Post
    Now if they could get a handle on the Meth epidemic raging within Australia they may achieve something
    just need to find those meth labs....











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    ^

    No Meth in their Dill, no room, my camper is full of Hydro ponic plantation.

    Mull the fook up constantly.

    I'll be back in Perth tomorrow and smashing bongs soon after. 5555

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    What!!?? No 2nd amendment rights!!! Effing crazy. Aussies need assault rifles loaded with armour piercing bullets and fitted with silencers and bump stocks to get those roos for their BBQs. Every last citizen. They also need handguns. Every citizen. And resident.
    They also need to be able to openly carry. You never know when trouble will happen.
    A very dangerous place is Australia now because only the bad guys have guns.
    Waiting for the next mass shooting, done by a bad guy with a gun, and nobody will be able to protect themselves from him as they were able to in Las Vegas.

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    ^^ Who is that pale man with Heisenberg?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam
    What!!?? No 2nd amendment rights!!! Effing crazy. Aussies need assault rifles loaded with armour piercing bullets and fitted with silencers and bump stocks to get those roos for their BBQs.
    Assault rifles?? Are you deranged! That would be like taking a knife to a gun fight...



    You need small thermonuclear weapons for those fuckers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57 View Post
    I'll be back in Perth tomorrow and smashing bongs soon after.
    Let's hope ya'll get gunned down by the filth, dirty addict. 555

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57 View Post
    the gun issue was done and dusted many years ago.
    What, so the collection of over 50,000 of them is meaningless?

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