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Amnesty yields some 2,000 weapons so far

Published tisdag 19 mars 2013 kl 11.15
Photo: Matt Rourke/Scanpix.

According to an initial count by the National Police Board, People in Sweden have forfeited around 1,800 weapons to the police, since a weapons amnesty was instituted earlier this month. However, that number does not comprise all of Sweden's counties, and Swedish Radio News reports the actual number is likely greater. 

Stockholm county citizens have handed in the greatest number of weapons – 385. The southern county of Skåne comes in second place with 210.

Among the forfeited weapons number some 540 rifles, 400 shotguns, 300 revolvers and a crossbow.

The weapon amnesty, which began March 1, allows people in Sweden to leave their weapons and ammunition with “no questions asked.” The amnesty continues until May 31 this year.

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