THE NSW Police Force is reminding the community to register or dispose of firearms before the statewide Firearms Amnesty ends this weekend.
Anyone with an unregistered firearm or firearm-related item in their possession will have the opportunity to legally dispose, or register it without penalty until Sunday.
The amnesty was launched following the success of last year’s national campaign which netted more than 25,000 firearms and firearm-related parts for destruction, sale and registration across NSW.
Almost 400 firearms were handed in to Canobolas Local Area Command alone during last year’s amnesty.
Firearms and firearm-related items can be surrendered at approved drop-off points, which include licensed firearm dealers and police stations.
Under no circumstances should loaded firearms be taken into public places, including police stations.
For more information visit www.police.nsw.gov.au/online_services/firearms/amnesty or call the Firearms Registry Hotline on 1800 803 041.
Police are also reminding firearm licence holders of their legal responsibility to ensure that their registered firearms are stored safely and in accordance with legislation.
Anyone with information about firearms crime should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: www.nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.
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