No compensation will be provided for ammunition or accessories surrendered with firearms, and unlicensed guns may be surrendered under amnesty legislation.
The Shooters Union president, Graham Park, criticised the proposal as “totally unreasonable”.
Park contends that existing systems for safe gun ownership are adequate. Farmers, on the other hand, find the 10-weapon limit acceptable for various purposes, including pest control and animal welfare.
Under the proposed laws, there will be eight specific licence types with limitations for different users. Feedback on the proposed rules can be given on the WA Police website until November 14.
The Firearms Bill Consultation Paper is set to be released for public review and consultation, providing a platform for community feedback on the proposed legislation.
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