LNP takes aim at illegal firearms

THE Newman Government says it will crack down on people who use firearms illegally, announcing plans to prepare new legislation for tougher penalties and minimum mandatory sentences.

Premier Campbell Newman said the amendments, which Cabinet has resolved in principle to implement, will give Queensland the toughest gun laws in Australia.

Police Minister Jack Dempsey and Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie will prepare new legislation covering penalties for illegal firearm offences.

Legislation also will make provisions for a voluntary hand back scheme.



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