Australians give up 51,000 illegal firearms as 3-month amnesty ends


See how easy how the medicine goes down? You and I know the drill, I don’t have to sell you. But it is good to know how the few Democracies around the world are handling this gun thing. Would Trump please tell the Aussies not to count on us next time the Japanese come knocking on their door step?

Australians turned in 51,000 illegal firearms, ranging from 19th-century weapons to a rocket launcher, during a three-month amnesty that ended on Friday, Reuters reported. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the move had helped avert Las Vegas-style mass shootings. The cache represents about a fifth of illegal firearms and will be destroyed. It was Australia’s second amnesty since its worst-ever massacre, when a lone gunman killed 35 people in the island state of Tasmania in 1996. Those who still own such guns face jail time, and the government is pushing for harsher penalties for gun traffickers. H/T:  RT

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12 Responses to “Australians give up 51,000 illegal firearms as 3-month amnesty ends”

  1. My Daily Musing by lafayetteangel – Br Andrew's Muses Says:

    […] Australians give up 51,000 illegal firearms as 3-month amnesty ends […]

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  2. The Weekly Headlines – My Daily Musing Says:

    […] Australians give up 51,000 illegal firearms as 3-month amnesty ends […]

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  3. Simply Linda Says:

    Does the phrase, “Over my cold, dead body”, mean anything to the crying liberals and rhinos? Just saying. I’d like to say that to nimrod Cuomo…smiles

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Yep… they are a comin…

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      • Simply Linda Says:

        yep, they are…I do believe that.

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  4. thetinfoilhatsociety Says:

    Let’s see….1996 to 2017. That’s 21 years. A very long time to have all those illegal weapons hanging around. Obviously those who owned them weren’t much of a threat. Almost like 99% gun owners are responsible people who don’t go around shooting other people or something.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Interesting isn’t it….I thought they had better sense down under.

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      • petermac3 Says:

        Wrongamundo Bunk. How long before, not unlike the motherland, there is no Australia anymore?

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      • bunkerville Says:

        Maybe they should take a look at the film “Bridge on the River Kwai” and see what an experience they could enjoy when their neighbors get restless once again… and they do get restless….

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  5. Brittius Says:

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks…

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      • Brittius Says:

        You’re welcome.

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