Another weapon amnesty, enacted three years ago, produced similar results. But there are doubts that these actions achieve their initial goal. Because while law-abiding citizens may willingly surrender the squirrel gun they found in their passed-away grandfather’s summer cottage, the die-hard criminals may not be ready for such co-operation with the law. Still, the government is willing to give it another try. Asked, what she thinks of this method of crime-prevention, justice minister Beatrice Ask told Swedish Radio: “There is no imminent decision on a weapon amnesty, but we had one a few years ago and that was really successful. I do believe that we can have a new amnesty during the next legislative period, and if it is up to me, we will have one. I can hardly imagine that there will be any resistance to it.” In previous weapon amnesties the majority of surrendered firearms were rifles and shotguns. Only a small number of pistols and revolvers came to light. But it’s just that type of handgun that criminals prefer. And to this day police are trying to find a certain .357 Magnum Smith&Wesson revolver – the weapon that Prime Minister Olof Palme was assassinated with in 1986.