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Smugglers Fly in 10,000 Pistols a Year: Tingle
Sydney Morning Herald
1 May 2001
Criminal gangs are arming themselves with Chinese-made handguns smuggled into Australia in their thousands each year, the NSW Shooters Party MP, Mr John Tingle, said yesterday… with up to 10,000 illegal guns being shipped annually, mainly aboard light aircraft landing at remote airstrips in northern Australia…
"We are an open target. It's quite easy for them to get into northern Australia and use old airfields. We simply don't have any coastal surveillance measures to stop them."