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Harding, Richard W. 1988 ‘Everything You Need to Know About Gun Control in Australia. Briefing paper prepared for the Australian Bankers' Association.’ Briefing paper prepared for the Australian Bankers' Association, Jan 1988, p. 4. Perth: Crime Research Centre, University of Western Australia Law School. 1 January
The most surprising fact thrown up by the surveys was the extent of ownership for purposes of protection. An unequivocal 19% and, arguably, as high as 23% of Australian gun-owners considered this to be their primary motive.
Source: General Social Survey, Australian Bureau of Statistics 1975, as reported in:
Harding, R W. 1981. Motives for Owning Firearms - Firearms Owners for Whom Some Aspect of Protection May Be an Important Motive for Ownership. Firearms and Violence in Australian Life: an Examination of Gun Ownership and Use in Australia. Nedlands WA, December. Table 5.2., p. 73