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Third gun amnesty is over

THE THIRD gun amnesty, during which people could hand over illegally possessed weapons and ammunition ended on May 31.

Illustrative stock photo(Source: SITA)

The aim of the amnesty was to reduce the number of illegally possessed guns and ammunition, and also the risk of committing a crime with them, the TASR newswire reported.

During the five months, people handed over altogether 2,293 weapons and 28,241 pieces of ammunition. The total number of weapons brought to the police during all three amnesties exceeded 10,000.

Most weapons were handed over in Banská Bystrica Region (658), followed by Nitra (314) and Žilina (301) Regions. The most ammunition was also brought to the police stations in Banská Bystrica Region (4,672), followed by Bratislava (4,324) and Nitra (3,993) Regions.

The weapons and ammunition will undergo ballistic examination, TASR wrote.

 

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