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Australia Back For More Citizen's Guns Starting July: New Amnesty Program Announced

March 20, 2017 By Eric Walters

Australia's Slippery Slippery Slope – They're Back For More!

The 1996 Australian gun confiscation program took 600,000 guns away from the citizens of Australia. Seems that wasn't enough as they're back for more beginning in July of this year.

The gun ban started when Martin Bryant killed 35 people with semi-automatic weapons in Port Arthur, Australia. Prime minister John Howard immediately pushed through strict national gun laws. In less than a year gun licenses were restricted, a weapons buy-back was in place and an amnesty program was created for those still possessing illegal firearms.

As reported by Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, Australian politician, David Leyonhjelm, a Liberal Democrat Senator from New South Wales shared the following:

Australian officials are now planning another firearms amnesty program beginning in July and lasting through September, 2017. There will be no compensation for the surrendered firearms, but officials hope to net 260,000 of the estimated 600,000 illegally possessed guns.

The NRA-ILA reports: