Files from GunPolicy.org, along with some open access documents which seem to have lost their original homes on the Web
Completing the Count: Civilian Firearms Annexes
In the hard copy version of the Small Arms Survey yearbook 'Guns and the City' (Cambridge University Press 2007), Aaron Karp's Chapter 2 'Completing the Count: Civilian firearms' contains several references to Annexes 1-5. In the printed version at page 67, readers are referred to Annexes Online at a web link since broken. As the author's data tables in support of this chapter seem unavailable online, and in the interests of transparency GunPolicy.org offers a compressed version of Appendices 1-5.
Global Military and Law Enforcement Firearm Stockpiles
In the hard copy version of the Small Arms Survey yearbook 'Unfinished Business' (Oxford University Press 2006), Aaron Karp's Chapter 2 'Trickle and Torrent: State Stockpiles' contains several references to Appendix I and II. In the printed version at page 61, Endnote 1 reads: "Appendices 1 and 2 are available at http://www.smallarmssurvey.org/publications/yb_2006.htm"
For several years, Karp's appendices were not displayed at this URL. As at January 2013, Endnote 1 had also been removed from the online version of Chapter 2 displayed on the Small Arms Survey web site. In the interests of transparency, GunPolicy.org offers a compressed version of both Appendix I and II.
Australian Civilian Gun Imports, 1988-2012 (ABS)
In the 24 years from 1988 to 2012, Australians imported more than a million guns. Many of these replaced firearm types prohibited and destroyed during federal firearm buybacks, or surrendered in dozens of state gun amnesties. This table lists national firearm import totals provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics for the years 1988/89 to 2011/12.
Australian Civilian Gun Imports, 1995-2012 (Customs)
Following a decade of mass shootings, state gun amnesties and a massive federal buyback of newly prohibited rapid-fire long guns, Australian arms dealers rushed to import more firearms. Many of these replaced guns recently destroyed. This table lists national firearm import totals provided by the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service for the 16 years which followed the Port Arthur gun massacre, from 1995/96 to 2011/12.
Eleven Years of Mass Gun Killings in Australia and New Zealand, 1987-97
A typical gun homicide is committed by a licensed male gun owner with no record of violent crime or mental illness, using a legal firearm to kill someone he knows well.
How One Democracy Changed After Scrapping a Third of Its Firearms
Australia's massive experiment in gun control saw a million firearms, or one third of the nation's private arsenal destroyed, then a million new, but different guns imported. Sixteen years after firearm laws were tightened, gun homicide remains 50-60% lower, and the nation hasn't seen another mass shooting.
Alpers, Philip. 2013. The Big Melt: How One Democracy Changed after Scrapping a Third of Its Firearms, In: Reducing Gun Violence in America: Informing Policy with Evidence and Analysis, edited by Daniel W Webster and Jon S Vernick. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
Gun Control: Change is Possible - and Fast
In Australia, one massacre turned the tide in favor of gun control. Nationwide gun law reform was announced just 12 days after the shootings. The risk of dying by gunshot in Australia quickly fell by more than 50% -- and stayed there.
Where Do Australian Criminals Get the Majority of Their Illegal Firearms?
In the past decade, people whose job it is to seize and trace crime guns have steadily contradicted the opinion that most illicit firearms are smuggled into the country.
Australian Firearm Amnesty, Buyback and Destruction Totals
From 1988 to 2012, Australia ran 38 state, territory and federal firearm amnesties for a minimum combined total of 3,062 weeks. From the reports in which numbers were published, a total of 948,388 firearms were surrendered to police for destruction. This table shows official tallies and media-reported numbers.
A Regional Assessment of Small Arms Control Initiatives in Eastern Eurasia
Bulgaria, Moldova, Romania, Turkey and Ukraine. Grillot, Suzette R. Monitoring the Implementation of Small Arms Controls Project (MISAC); Eurasia Series No. 2. London: International Alert. December, 2003.
Small Arms Survey policy briefing
There were an estimated 1,010-1,270 illegal high powered and commercial firearms in the Solomon Islands – considerably more than the 500-700 commonly reported. Robert Muggah and Philip Alpers. Geneva: Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies; Working Paper, August 2003.
Community Interviews and a Guide to Small Arms in Papua New Guinea
Alpers, Philip. Background paper for Gun-running in Papua New Guinea: From Arrows to Assault Weapons in the Southern Highlands. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. June, 2005.
Measurability and Implementation: Country-by-country comparions of marking, tracing, record-keeping and other norms
Meeting of Governmental Experts on the Implementation of the Programme of Action on small arms and light weapons (UNPoA MGE) at the United Nations in New York, 9-13 May 2011.
Marking, Tracing and Record-keeping: Reported Implementation to Date
Published UN small arms Programme of Action (UNPoA) and International Tracing Instrument (ITI) national reports, along with small arms legislation analysed from 73 UN Member States, provide preliminary marking and tracing implementation totals.
Developing a Common Approach to Gun Control Legislation in Oceania
A precursor to the Draft Model Weapons Control Bill approved at the Pacific Islands Forum in August, 2003 as the basis for regional model small arms regulation. See also Pacific Model Legislation.
A Model Weapons Bill for Oceania
Since 1996, the 16 member states of the Pacific Islands Forum have worked to develop a common regional approach to weapon control. For more information about the Model Bill offered here for download, see Pacific Model Legislation.