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Australia

1 January 2012

Courier-Mail (Brisbane)

Firearm thefts are soaring in Queensland, bolstering a booming black market for illicit weapons and fuelling a deadly wave of armed violence. Gun shops, homes, cars and even a house used to grow marijuana have all had weapons including handguns stolen in the past year. The thefts come as legal firearm ownership spikes in Queensland and as crime fighters haul underworld figures before coercive hearings into gun crimes. Latest police figures show 551 guns were stolen... (GunPolicy.org)

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