A ‘weapon amnesty’ aims to reduce the number of illegal weapons by allowing people to hand them over without fear of prosecution.

Usually, it looks something like this:

 

Some of the firearms  removed from circulation as part of the NZ firearms buyback and amnesty. Pic: Getty.

But Czech police were reportedly left stunned this month after a local man surrendered a pink Soviet T-34 tank and a self-propelled gun as part of a country-wide amnesty.

“When we filmed a video on gun amnesty and said with exaggeration that [we will accept even a] tank, we didn’t expect it to inspire the people [to do so],” the police said on its Facebook page.

Ask and you shall receive.

 

To Markets:

Wall Street investors favoured defensive assets overnight, possibly in response to a global lift in COVID-19 cases.

Defensive sectors like real estate and utilities held up best, while airlines and cruise liners fell the most, according to CommSec.

Italy’s Juventus football club (BIT:JUVE) surged 18% after a cluster of top European teams announced a breakaway competition to rival the UEFA Champions League.

The contentious concept is already in crisis.

Source: abc.net.au

Electric-car maker Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) nudged lower after a fatal car crash.

And reddit darling GameStop (NYSE:GME) jumped 6.3 per cent after CEO George Sherman announced plans to resign in the coming months. Since that hectic spike late January, the stock has steadied to be up ~820% year to date.

The Aussie bourse has followed Wall Street’s lead in morning trade, with the benchmark ASX200 index dipping below the 7,000 point mark to 6,913.8 points by 12pm Eastern time.

WINNERS

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm Wednesday April 21th:

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Cycliq (ASX:CYQ), which makes bike dash-cams, is raising ~$4.6m to streamline manufacturing and supply chain processes and develop an e-commerce platform.

WA gold explorer Firefly Resources (ASX:FFR) surged on some thick, high grade gold hits including a highlight 12m @ 4.48g/t from surface.

Alta Zinc (ASX:AZI) recorded standout drill results from the ‘Ponente’ area, part of the Gorno zinc-lead mine in northern Italy.

And agricultural supply chain manager Wingara (ASX:WNR) has appointed James Whiteside as CEO.

Whiteside is well known within the agricultural sector, says Wingara, having previously been boss of Australia’s major horticultural body AUSVEG, and prior to that spending nine years in the executive team at Incitec Pivot.

 

LOSERS

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm Wednesday April 21th:

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