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Bricknell, Samantha. 2012 ‘Characteristics of Firearm Trafficking.’ Firearm Trafficking and Serious and Organised Crime Gangs; Research and Public Policy Series No. 116, p. x. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology. 1 June
There are three primary firearm markets in Australia.
The licit market comprises all firearms that are subject to registration and held by a person with the approved authority to do so.
The grey market consists of all long-arms that were not registered, or surrendered as required during the gun buybacks, following the National Firearms Agreement (1996). Grey market firearms are not owned, used or conveyed for criminal purposes but may end up in the illicit market.
Illicit market firearms are those that were illegally imported into or illegally manufactured in Australia, diverted from the licit market or moved from the grey market…