Gun amnesty is still firing

IF you still have unregistered, prohibited or replica firearms at home, you have until Sunday to hand them in under a NSW amnesty.

Coffs/Clarence licensing supervisor Sergeant Virginia Luskan said the State Government's Firearms Amnesty had so far resulted in local police sending 146 surrendered firearms to the weapons disposal unit in Sydney.

The amnesty began on March 1.

“People can still bring unregistered, prohibited and replica firearms and ammunition to their nearest police station to hand them in,” Sgt Luskan said.

“You will avoid a penalty if you do so before the amnesty ends on May 31 and you don't have to provide details.”

Statewide, the amnesty has so far resulted in the surrendering of 3300 illegal firearms to police stations.

“Don't wait until police come knocking on your door,” Deputy Police Commissioner Dave Owens said.

“Hand in any illegal firearms now and avoid possible criminal charges.”

• A WOMAN who allegedly used offensive language at Coffs Harbour Railway Station has copped a fine.

Police were called at 1pm on Monday following complaints from staff and train passengers.

It is further alleged she also swore at local police.



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