A campaign to remove illegal guns from the community came to Armidale on Tuesday.
The National Illicit Firearms Campaign is an ongoing effort by Crime Stoppers and police to reduce the number of, and access to, illicit unregistered firearms in the community.
On Tuesday, police were in Armidale Centro Shopping Centre to promote the campaign to the public.
Under the National Firearms Amnesty people can safely hand in illegal or unwanted firearms, ammunition, and firearm parts without penalty or register firearms that are unregistered.
To further reduce the number of illegal firearms in the community they are now asking residents of NSW to share what they know about illegal guns.
The successful National Firearms Amnesty promotion last year led to more than 11,000 guns surrendered or seized.
With an estimated 260,000 unregistered guns in circulation in Australia more needs to be done so police are asking the community to step up and share information they know or suspect about anyone who is in possession of an illegal gun.
"This permanent firearms amnesty provides everyone in our community the chance to dispose of firearms and ammunition when they no longer have a legitimate and lawful reason to have possession of this," NSW Crime Stoppers CEO, Peter Price, said.
"Australians should think about how they would feel if they stayed silent about an illegal gun which was then used to harm or kill someone."
Over the coming months NSW Crime Stoppers and NSW Police will be hosting community engagement activities to encourage people to safely share what they know about illegal guns and to safely surrender any they may have in their possession.
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