Gun Amnesty Campaign 2012
A gun amnesty was announced by the Attorney-General in June 2012 as part of the State Government’s efforts to make “A Safer South Australia”.
The campaign is being run in conjunction with South Australia Police and encourages members of the public to hand in unwanted, unregistered or illegal guns, ammunition or gun parts (including silencers) by surrendering them at your nearest police station during the amnesty period - 1 August to 31 October 2012.
Key messages of the campaign
The key mesages of the campaign are:
- Fewer illegal and unregistered guns in the community means it is safer for everyone.
- Hand in any unregistered, illegal or unwanted guns directly to your nearest police station
- All guns are at risk of being stolen and falling into the wrong hands. Everyone is encouraged to think about guns they may not realise are a potential problem, such as inherited guns or old guns that are never used.
- Anyone possessing an unregistered or illegal firearm faces penalties of up to $50,000 or imprisonment for up to ten years
- For more information visit www.police.sa.gov.au or call 1800 071 507
More about the campaign
The State Government and the South Australian Police are encouraging owners of unregistered, illegal or unwanted firearms to take advantage of the three-month gun amnesty which begins on 1 August 2012.
Listen to two 30 second radio advertisments produced for the 2012 Gun Amnesty:
- Kids (MP3 721KB) or read the transcript - kids (PDF 9.4KB).
- Unregistered owners (MP3 721KB) or read the transcript - unregistered (PDF 9.6KB).
Look out for the amnesty being promoted through the:
- SA Police website
- SA Police Facebook page
- SA Police Twitter account - @SAPoliceNews
- Image of the press advertisement (PDF 564KB)
- Image of the gun Amnesty 2012 poster (PDF 540KB).
For an alternative version of documents on this page contact the Attorney-General's Department.