Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Chappell, Duncan, Peter Grabosky, Paul Wilson and Satyanshu Mukherjee. 1988 ‘Firearms and Violence in Australia: Gun Ownership.’ Trends & Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice (10), p. 1. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, citing Australian Bankers' Association figures. 1 February
There are *at least* 3.5 million guns of all types -- registered, unregistered, licensed and unlicensed, in the hands of private citizens -- in Australia.
In 1979 there was one gun to every five or six people in the nation. Today there is one gun to every four people.
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