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Tough Laws Fail to Dent Gun Tally
22 February 2007
Gun ownership is continuing to climb in Queensland, despite the introduction of tough restrictions 10 years ago in the wake of the Port Arthur massacre…
Police records show 7,975 more firearms in the community than this time last year, bringing the total number of firearms to 535,747. Gun licences also have ballooned, growing by 3,577 to 157,042 over the same period.
Despite bans on certain types of weapons and a successful buyback amnesty, police records show there are more firearms in the community now than three years ago…