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Licensed Gun Owners Not Responsible for Firearm Homicides

Australian Institute of Criminology, Media release

26 July 2000

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The use of handguns in homicides in Australia has increased from 13% in 1995/96 to 42% in 1998/99.

Positively though, not one handgun used in a homicide between 1997 and 1999 was used by a licensed owner. One gun was registered, but to the victim.

The problem therefore appears to be handguns that are diverted illegally into the black market for criminal use.

ID: N97

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