Justice Minister Michael Keenan Announces First Gun Amnesty Since Port Arthur …
“Australia’s first major gun amnesty since the one following the Port Arthur massacre of 1996 is aiming to keep guns out of terrorists’ hands.
Police believe the number of illicit guns in Australia is in the order of 260,000.
In announcing the new amnesty — which will run for three months from July 1 — Justice Minister Michael Keenan said it was an attempt to stop dangerous weapons falling into “the wrong hands”.”
Experts are quoting that 85% of guns used in criminal activities come from stolen legally registered guns.
“The amnesty is an opportunity for people to present the guns to authorities with no questions asked, Minister Keenan said.
“It might be a family heirloom, it could be the family member who owned it has died for example and the family just doesn’t know what to do with it,” he said on Friday.
“If people don’t take that opportunity, the penalties for owning an unregistered or illegal gun in Australia are very severe.”
People caught with unregistered firearms outside of the amnesty period could face fines of up to $280,000 or a jail sentence of up to 14 years.
We do this instead of shooting people
Freedom is being able to go out without even thinking you will have some crazy going to shoot you. The USA has not got this freedom.