NSW to repeat gun amnesty

Jamie McKinnell

New South Wales will hold another three-month weapons amnesty from July after nearly 25,000 guns were handed in during the 2017 amnesty - close to half of the national figure.

Between July and September, residents will again be able to hand in weapons with no questions asked, but they're being urged to make an appointment at a police station before showing up.

"This is an important initiative and an opportunity for us to do more to increase public safety, by taking previously unknown and unregistered firearms from the community and have them properly recorded or destroyed," Police Minister Troy Grant told reporters in Sydney on Wednesday.