Australians turn in 26,000 guns in national amnesty

Australians have handed in nearly 26,000 firearms in the nation’s first gun amnesty since its landmark response to a mass shooting in 1996.

The amnesty, which began on 1 July, was a response to the growing terror threat and an influx of illegal arms in the country.

It is illegal to own an unregistered firearm in Australia.

Those caught outside the amnesty period face fines of up to A$280,000 (£172,000, $225,000) and up to 14 years in jail…

Source: Australians turn in 26,000 guns in national amnesty – BBC News