Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Alpers, Philip. 2016 ‘Where Do Australian Criminals Get the Majority of Their Illegal Firearms?.’ The Origin of Australian Crime Guns. Sydney: GunPolicy.org / Sydney School of Public Health. 14 November
The Origin of Australian Crime Guns
Statements from those involved in curbing the proliferation of illicit firearms
For more than a decade, authorities whose job it is to seize and to trace crime guns have steadily contradicted the unsourced, evidence-free opinion that most illicit firearms are smuggled into the country.
Frequently updated, this collection of statements and documents shows the steady conviction among Australian authorities that the diversion of firearms from legal gun owners is the most common source of illicit firearms discovered in criminal possession.