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Bricknell, Samantha. 2008 ‘Criminal Use of Handguns in Australia: Illegal ownership.’ Trends & Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice (361), p. 2. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology. 14 October

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Illegal Ownership

Four in 10 police detainees who owned a longarm did so primarily for hunting/recreational purposes, which is a legitimate reason for some longarm firearm ownership in Australia.

In contrast, 55 percent of detainees who owned handguns did so mostly for protection and self-defence reasons, which is not a valid reason for firearm ownership…

[Results cited from the 2005-2006 DUMA survey]

ID: Q974

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