Australia’s gun problem reaches new highs

There are claims the black market for guns in Australia is bigger than ever with gun theft and illegal importation to blame.

New research published in The New Daily, appears to show Australians are more at risk from gun crime than ever before with the underground market for firearms ballooning in the past decade and crimes involving handguns rising sharply.

Police statistics reveal the number of pistol-related offences rose by 300 percent in New South Wales, 32 per cent in Tasmania and doubled in Victoria across the past ten years.


In the past year alone, there were 3463 firearms charges in New South Wales, up from 83 per cent on 2005-2006.

In 2014, charges for possession and trafficking of guns rose 49 per cent in South Australia from 2010-2011.

Despite Australia having tough anti-gun laws, the rise in gun crime has been blamed on theft of registered weapons, illegal importation and drug crime.

“We often find a link between firearms offences and mid-level drug crime,” Detective Superintendent Plotecki told The New Daily.

Data for Queensland and Western Australia has not yet been obtained.

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Legally owned and registered firearms statistics do not, in fact, show that at all!
David Shoebridge and Gun Control Australia would like you to believe this nonsense to push their agenda, but only last Thursday [Nov 5th] NSW Police Minister sia dthe following,
“Our problem in relation to firearms and crime is not registered firearms, it is an illegal firearms and an illegal guns issue that we face in New South Wales. Greater than 97% of firearm incidents reported in New South Wales relate to unregistered or unbranded, unmarked firearms… Victims of firearms crime, as I’ve just outlined, are victims of illegal guns and unregistered guns, not ones you buy at firearms dealers: that is where we need to focus our energies.”