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Australian Crime Commission. 2011 ‘Gun Theft and Rogue Firearm Dealers.’ Frequently Asked Media Questions: What Were the Findings of the Illicit Firearm Markets Special Intelligence Operation?, p. 1. Canberra: Australia. 8 August
Gun Theft and Rogue Firearm Dealers
Firearms are diverted to the illicit market through theft, including staged robberies, rogue firearm dealers and the reactivation of firearms that have been listed as deactivated. The more significant avenues of diversion were as a result of theft and 'leakage' from firearms dealers into the black market.
Those firearms dealers who do not comply with current legislation and regulation also have the potential to facilitate the leakage of firearms from the legitimate market to the illegitimate market.