Australia recovers 50,000 illegal weapons in gun amnesty

More than 50,000 firearms are to be destroyed after being handed in under a three-month national amnesty in Australia. They included a rocket launcher, semi-automatic guns as well as weapons from both World Wars and even the 19th century. Almost half were surrendered in New South Wales. Australia introduced tough gun ownership laws over 20 years ago, banning all semi-automatic rifles and semi-automatic shotguns. It followed a mass shooting in Tasmania in 1996, when a lone gunman killed...

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