Following Las Vegas attack, Australians turn in 51,000 illegal firearms

By REUTERS
October 6, 2017 05:15




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SYDNEY - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said about 51,000 illegal firearms, a fifth of all illegal guns in the country, were surrendered in a three-month amnesty ending Friday.



Turnbull said Australia's tough gun ownership laws, which ban all semi-automatic rifles and semi-automatic shotguns, severely limits the chances of a Las Vegas style mass shooting.



"The killer there (in Las Vegas) had a collection of semi-automatic weapons which a person in his position would simply not be able to acquire in Australia," Turnbull told reporters in Sydney.

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