Firearms

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Report

Implementing the firearms buy-back and amnesty scheme

As part of its response to the Christchurch mosque attacks, the New Zealand Parliament introduced a firearms buy-back and amnesty scheme. This report examines how effectively and efficiently the Police implemented the scheme.
Report

Firearm theft in Australia 2018

Findings presented in this report refer to incidents of firearm theft reported to police between 1 January and 31 December 2018. These data are compared with findings from the National Firearm Theft Monitoring Program, noting that the former is calendar year and the latter is...
Commentary

If Australian police officers are allowed to shoot to kill, they should be better trained

Firearm deaths occur in heated situations because police carry guns as standard issue. This article explores the imperatives for firearm training for Australian police officers.
Discussion paper

Firearms Prohibition Orders: public consultation document

Tougher gun laws, designed to improve public safety through Firearms Prohibition Orders, are proposed in this document released for public input.
Report

Sticking to our guns: a troubled past produces a superb weapon

As with earlier ASPI case studies on defence projects, this report is designed to help those in Defence, industry and parliament, and other interested observers, to better understand the complexities of the business, all with the aim of improving how Australia equips the Australian Defence...
Commentary

Could this be a tipping point for gun control?

Timing might mean this month’s shootings have more impact than usual, writes Lesley Russell.
Report

Scars of survival: gun violence and barriers to reparation in the USA

Gun violence in the USA is a human rights crisis. Over half a million people died of gunshot injuries between 2001 and 2017 and a further 1.3 million people sustained firearm-related injuries. This report focuses on the survivors of gun violence – many of whom...
Report

Firearms offences: current sentencing practices

This report examines trends in the prevalence and sentencing of firearms offences in Victoria. It considers 132 firearms offence provisions sentenced in Victorian courts in the five years from 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2017 (the reference period).
Chapter

The ‘perfect storm’ of gun control: from policy inertia to world leader

Australian firearm policy had altered very little in 65 years prior to the 1990s. However, the events in April 1996 precipitated 12 days that dramatically changed national firearm legislation. Thirty-five people were killed when a gunman opened fire at the Port Arthur Historic Site in...
Policy

Policy: Firearms

The Commonwealth Government has no Constitutional authority for the legislation and regulation of firearms laws other than those which apply to the Customs Act. Our firearms policies, Federal and State, should be based on one fact - criminals do not obey the law. As such...