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24 October 2008

Advertiser (Adelaide)

South Australia is the handgun capital of Australia with more legal pistols owned by registered owners than any other state. The latest figures show there are 41,519 registered guns in SA — compared with 40,300 pistols in Queensland, 36,600 in Victoria and 34,600 in NSW. This is despite SA having a lower population. The report — Criminal Use of Handguns in Australia — by Australian Institute of Criminology researcher Samantha Bricknell found 172,422 registered... (

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