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Australia

First Year of New Australian Firearm Amnesty Nets 17,000 Guns

21 January 2023

Guardian

More than 17,000 weapons, including a Vietnam war-era flamethrower, were surrendered in the first year of Australia's national permanent firearms amnesty. States and territories struck an agreement with the Commonwealth in 2019 to establish an enduring amnesty allowing gun owners to hand in unregistered, illegal, or unwanted firearms without punishment or investigation. The amnesty began in mid-2021, after Covid-related delays, aiming to claw back some of the roughly... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australia

Warrant Issued for Killer Before He Shot Two Australian Police

22 December 2022

Guardian

Queensland police have revealed there was a warrant issued for Nathaniel Train's arrest in the months before he took part in the Wieambilla shootings, but insist there were no "flags" to indicate officers visiting the property were in danger. Deputy commissioner Tracy Linford said Train's gun licence had been suspended and an arrest warrant issued after he breached Covid-19 restrictions in December 2021. During that incident, Train had crossed the border from New... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australia

3D-printed Guns Are On The Rise in Australia

9 November 2022

The Conversation (Australia)

Last week, police seized about 80 illegal firearms across Victoria. These included eight homemade firearms, four of which were "military-style weapons", as well as two 3D printers. This is the latest in a series of seizures of 3D-printed weapons in Australia: - in 2016, Queensland police discovered a 3D printer in a raid on a "large-scale" firearms production facility - in September 2021, New South Wales counter-terrorism police arrested a right-wing extremist for... (GunPolicy.org)

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Islas Salomón,Australia

China, Australia Must Not Turn Solomon Islands Into a Gun State

5 November 2022

Guardian, Opinion

My country once lived in fear of the gun. Thousands of weapons, many stolen from police armouries, fuelled the years of violence known as "the tensions", and disarming the police and population took years. Now, it seems China and Australia want to turn Solomon Islands into a gun state again. This week Australia announced it would give the Royal Solomon Islands police force 13 vehicles and 60 MK-18 semi-automatic rifles – a move described as a "gamechanger" that... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australia

'Ghost guns' and 3D printing: Secret arsenals in Australia

4 November 2022

Brisbane Times / Nine

KEY POINTS - There have been 11 fatal, and 15 non-fatal, shootings in Victoria this year. - Police have also seized numerous illicit weapons, including a cache of firearms found hidden in a storage container in Melbourne's outer north. - Many criminals rely on "grey market" guns that should have been relinquished in the 1996 buy-back scheme. - The use of 3D printing to create weapons is also becoming more sophisticated and common. In a storage container on a property... (GunPolicy.org)

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Islas Salomón,Australia

Australia Donates 60 Rifles to Solomon Islands Police Force

2 November 2022

Guardian

Australia has provided Solomon Islands police with MK18 rifles and vehicles. Photograph: Australian High Commission to Solomon Islands Australia has announced the donation of police vehicles and 60 MK18 rifles to the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) in a move described as a "game changer" for Australia's relationship with Solomon Islands police. The announcement comes after a turbulent year in the relationship between Australia and Solomon Islands,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australia

3D-printed firearm seized in Western Australia

14 June 2022

Armament Research Services (ARES), Web page

On 12 June 2022, the Western Australia Police Force (WAPOL) held a press conference to present the first fully functional 3D-printed firearm seized in the Australian state of Western Australia (WA) to date. The gun was reportedly seized on 3 June 2022 from an 18-year-old individual who had manufactured it at his home in the suburb of Bayswater, WA. In addition to the firearm, WAPOL reportedly also found a 3D printer, a suppressor, ammunition, and a set-up to make... (GunPolicy.org)

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Reino Unido,Australia,Estados Unidos,Nueva Zelandia

Australia, UK, New Zealand Tackled Mass Shootings

1 June 2022

CNN, Opinion

A man – almost always a man – commonly with no criminal history and no diagnosis of mental illness, armed with a lawfully obtained semiautomatic 'assault' weapon, kills and injures a large number of innocents in a place they imagined to be safe. It happens around the world, but horrifyingly more and more often in the United States, most recently in Uvalde, Texas and Buffalo, New York. To those of us who live in culturally similar nations, but where the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australia

Australian MP Misfires With Wild Guns in School Quote

1 April 2022

Australian Associated Press / AAP

Federal independent MP Bob Katter has a reputation for shooting from the hip in media interviews but has badly misfired with a claim that Israel, Finland, Sweden and Switzerland provide schoolchildren with guns. The claim is wrong. Government authorities in each of the four nations mentioned by Mr Katter have confirmed to AAP FactCheck that schoolchildren in their countries are not provided with guns and schools do not have armouries. Mr Katter, who has been the MP... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australia

Western Australia to 'Rewrite' its Firearm Laws

22 March 2022

Sydney Morning Herald

Premier Mark McGowan and Police Minister Paul Papalia on Tuesday announced an overhaul of the state's gun ownership laws. It has been revealed the number of licensed firearms in the state had soared by 60 per cent, with a gun owner on close to every suburban street. A WA Police map showed around 3.4 per cent of the population, or 89,000 people, hold gun licences. They possessed, on average, four firearms each – which reflected national figures. And while the number... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australia

Western Australia to Rewrite State's Gun Control Law

21 March 2022

West Australian (Perth)

Western Australia's outdated firearms laws will be completely rewritten by the McGowan Government, as shocking new maps reveal the true scale of gun ownership in suburban Perth. The maps -- provided to The West Australian from the WA Police Force database -- show how prolific the potentially lethal weapons have become in every corner of the city. Each green dot represents a house where a handgun - such as a revolver or pistol - is being stored, while the thousands... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos,Australia,Nueva Zelandia,Reino Unido,Islas Malvinas,México

How US Gun Culture Stacks Up With the World

26 November 2021

CNN

Ubiquitous gun violence in the United States has left few places unscathed over the decades. Still, many Americans hold their right to bear arms, enshrined in the US Constitution, as sacrosanct. But critics of the Second Amendment say that right threatens another: The right to life. America's relationship to gun ownership is unique, and its gun culture is a global outlier. As the tally of gun-related deaths continue to grow daily, here's a look at how gun culture in... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australia

Permanent Gun Amnesty Declared in Australia

1 July 2021

Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)

Australians will be able to surrender their illegal or unregistered firearms without fear of being fined or prosecuted under a new nationwide permanent amnesty that begins on Thursday. The first rolling program of its type will allow anyone in possession of an illicit or unwanted firearm to hand it over to authorities in a renewed attempt by state and federal law enforcement agencies to reduce the tens of thousands of illicit weapons that fall into criminal hands. The... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australia

Lest We Forget Massacre Victims

28 April 2021

The Australian

Twenty-five years after the Port Arthur massacre, which triggered national firearm controls, the number of gun owners and gun deaths has fallen dramatically, amid claims that states are eroding the landmark laws. Wednesday marks a quarter of a century to the day since Martin Bryant's shooting spree on the Tasman Peninsula left 35 people dead and 18 wounded, shaking Australia from its gun culture complacency. The National Firearms Agreement, brokered by then-prime... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australia

Still No Firearms Registry 25 Years After Port Arthur Massacre

11 April 2021

Advertiser (Adelaide)

As the 25-year anniversary of the Port Arthur massacre approaches, a News Corp investigation has revealed the National Firearms Agreement, signed in the days following the massacre, is riddled with loopholes. A number of changes agreed by the states and territories in response to the massacre, in which 35 people were killed and 20 injured by a lone gunman at Port Arthur in Tasmania, have never been implemented. And some laws have since been watered-down as the states... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australia

Multiple Arrests and Firearms Seized in Australian Police Raids

7 April 2021

Australian Border Force, Media release

​Law enforcement agencies across Australia seized 823 firearms last month as part of a national week of action. Operation Athena, a collaborative and national law enforcement group comprising of police from jurisdictions across Australia with assistance from Federal agencies including Australian Federal Police (AFP) and Australian Border Force (ABF) undertook a national week of action across Australia to target the trafficking and use of illicit firearms. A number... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australia

'Gaps in the system': Move to overhaul paper-based gun licensing system

16 July 2020

Sydney Morning Herald

Criminals are exploiting gaps and inconsistencies in the gun licensing systems of different states and territories to funnel legal firearms into the black market, illegally dispose of guns and move their licences to other states without immediate detection. Gun owners who lose their licence are also registering their firearms in other states - without any red flags initially being raised - because some states and territories are still operating on largely paper-based... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australia

Shooting in Sydney Raises Questions About Gun Control

2 October 2019

New York Times

SYDNEY, Australia — A gunman was shot dead by the police on Wednesday after an hourlong shooting spree across western Sydney that targeted a home and two police stations. The police said the man, firing a shotgun in the middle of a busy suburb, wounded several officers, including one who suffered a head injury. The shooting comes at a time of rising concern among gun control advocates in Australia who have been arguing for years that the country's strict gun laws... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australia

38 Firearms Seized by Northern Territory Police

5 September 2019

ABC News (Australia)

A banned shotgun, a silencer and a 95-year-old pistol once owned by a legendary novelist have all been hauled in during a gun blitz by the Northern Territory Police. Officers from the NT's Firearms Policy and Recording Unit last week seized 38 firearms from across the NT. "A male will be facing charges of possessing a silencer, as well as importation offences for bringing that item into the country," said Senior Sergeant Drew Slape. "People buy silencers generally... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australia

South Australia Police Seize Over 238 Firearms in One Haul

5 August 2019

ABC News (Australia)

Police say a three-day search of secret rooms in an Adelaide Hills property has uncovered more than 200 illegal weapons, including an assault rifle "very similar" to the one used in the Texas mass shooting. SA Police said officers from the Firearms Branch and Eastern Adelaide detectives searched the property just after 5:30 pm on Friday. They said they found illegal reloading equipment, throwing knives, daggers, bayonets and military ammunition. Some of the guns and... (GunPolicy.org)

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