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Australia

17 September 2002

Herald Sun (Melbourne)

A rise in gun crime and the number of illegal firearms seized from Victorian criminals has prompted a police crackdown on the trafficking of black-market guns. Over the past two years the number of illegal pistols seized in Victoria has risen from 184 in 2000 to 218 last year. Victoria Police is out to avoid the black-market gun epidemic currently gripping Sydney. According to 2001-02 Victoria Police crime figures, total offences involving weapons and explosives... (GunPolicy.org)

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