What is a gun amnesty?

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has suggested Australian gun laws could be tightened, warning against a "set and forget" mentality when it comes to firearms and national security. However, experts and lobbyists warn that Turnbull's message doesn't get to the complexity of the issue.

Along with today's announcements that the government would seek to introduce a facial-recognition database and a 14-day detention period without charge, Turnbull has defended the legacy of predecessor John Howard.

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