Registered Firearm Numbers Grow in Australian State

Registered Firearm Numbers Grow in Australian State
Tasmanian gun owners are arming themselves with more registered firearms than ever before. Seventeen years after Australia’s worst mass killing, Tasmania has the highest number of firearms since registration laws were tightened in 1996. Following the Port Arthur massacre the state’s registered gun population has increased by nearly 40 per cent. In real terms the 94,470 firearms in 1998 rose to more than 130,000 firearms this May. Based on the 2011 census, that’s… [Tasmanian Examiner, via GunPolicy.org]

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