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Minister Blames Theft for Gun Crime Rise
ABC News (Australia)
29 December 2003
Federal Justice Minister Senator Chris Ellison says the rise in gun-related crime is more related to the theft of legal guns rather than border control issues.
Senator Ellison … says the Australian Crime Commission (ACC) has been focusing on stolen domestic guns. …
"But really the issue is the theft of guns," he said.
"The Institute of Criminology has revealed in excess of 4,000 firearms are stolen each year and converted into the illegal market — now that's the major source of illegal guns in Australia." …