Gun owners who disagree with compensation able to challenge

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Publish Date
Thursday, 20 June 2019, 7:08PM
Police Senior Sergeant Paddy Hannon with weapons that are now illegal. Some members of the Council of Licenced Firearms Owners are reluctant to hand in their firearms. Photo / Mark Mitchell

Gun owners who disagree with the Government's compensation for their firearm will have the chance to challenge it.

Details about the Government's gun buy-back scheme today revealed compensation will be based on the firearm's make and model, condition and base price.

Police minister Stuart Nash told Heather du Plussis-Allan there is the ability for the gun owner to query the price.

He says they can pay $120 plus GST and get an independent valuation, if they still don't agree they can go to the district court.

Nash says the penalty for possessing a prohibited a firearm after the six month amnesty is five years jail.

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