This page provides a database of information for anyone who wants to view it – elected representatives, firearm owners, media and more. It revolves around facts and statistics around the real extent of gun control and gun crime.
QUICK FACTS – read first
Australia – Gun Homicides
Australia – Gun Suicides
Australia – Homicides (any method)
Australia – Proportion of Homicides Committed With a Gun
Australia – Rate of All Gun Deaths per 100,000 People
Australia – Rate of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People
Australia – Rate of Gun Suicide per 100,000 People
Australia – Rate of Homicide per 100,000 People (any method)
Australia – Rate of Suicide per 100,000 People (any method)
Australia – Rate of Unintentional Gun Death per 100,000 People
Australia – Suicides (any method)
Australia – Total Number of Gun Deaths
GUN CONTROL AND HOMICIDE: THE SHOOTERS’ PERSPECTIVE
Fact sheet – Gun Laws and 200 Lives per Year
Article from 1995 – New National Gun Laws
An Investigation Into The Use Of Sound Moderators On Firearms For Game And Feral Management In New South Wales -Edith Cowan University
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Mouzos, J., & Houliaris, T. (2006). Homicide in Australia: 2004-05 National Homicide Monitoring Program annual report. Australian Institute of Criminology: Canberra.
NOUS Group (2007). National Firearms Management System: Business case project. Canberra.
Vireuda, M., & Payne, J. (2010). Homicide in Australia: 2007-08 National Homicide Monitoring Program annual report. Australian Institute of Criminology: Canberra.
Vos, T., et al. (2010). Assessing Cost-Effectiveness in Prevention (ACE-Prevention): Final Report. University of Queensland, Brisbane and Deakin University, Melbourne.
Baker, J., & McPhedran, S. (2007). Gun laws and sudden death: Did the Australian firearms legislation of 1996 make a difference? British Journal of Criminology, 47: 455-469.
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Benson, B. & Mast, B., “Privately Produced General Deterrence”, The Journal of Law and Economics, October 2001.
Brief for Amicus Curiae Association of American Physicians and Surgeons Inc., Supreme Court of the United States: District of Columbia et al v. Dick Anthony Heller, No. 07-290.
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David, G., “More Guns, Less Crime Thesis Rests on Flawed Statistical Design, Scholars Argue”, The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 2003, Vol. 49, No. 35.
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LaPierre, W., 1995, Guns, Crime and Freedom, HarperPerennial, New York.
Lawson, J., “New National Gun Laws – Are They Cost Effective?”, IPA Review, December 1999.
Lott, J. & Whitley, J., “A Note on the Use of County-Level UCR Data,” Journal of Quantitative Criminology, October 2001.
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Lott, J., “What a Balancing Test Will Show for Right-to-Carry Laws”, University of Maryland Law Review, 2012, Vol. 71, No. 4.
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Mauser, G., June 2005, Are Guns Really More Dangerous than Other Weapons?, Fraser Forum.
Mauser, G., June 2007, Hubris in the North: The Canadian Firearms Registry, The Fraser Institute.
Mauser, G., October 2007, Some International Evidence on Gun Bans and Murder Rates, Fraser Forum.
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Mustard, D., “The Impact of Gun Laws on Police Deaths,” The Journal of Law and Economics, October 2001.
Olson, D., & Maltz, M., “Right-to-carry concealed weapons laws and homicide in large U.S. counties: the effect on weapon types, victim characteristics, and victim-offender relationships,” The Journal of Law and Economics, October 2001.
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