Report

Ability of Australian law enforcement authorities to eliminate gun-related violence in the community

9 April 2015

© Commonwealth of Australia 2015
ISBN 978-1-76010-187-9

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View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Members of the committee (PDF 29KB)
List of abbreviations (PDF 6KB)
Recommendations (PDF 21KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction and Background (PDF 133KB)

Referral of the inquiry
Conduct of the inquiry
Acknowledgment
Note on references
Structure of the report
Clarification of the purpose of this inquiry
Background and overview of firearm regulation in Australia

Chapter 2 - Illicit firearms in Australia: quantity and source (PDF 639KB)

What are illicit firearms?
Size of the illicit firearms market
Methods of diversion

Chapter 3 - Impact of illicit firearms on the community (PDF 521KB)

Firearm-related crime
Organised crime
Hotspot mapping

Chapter 4 - Regulation of firearms (PDF 221KB)

National consistency

Chapter 5 - Effectiveness of registering and licensing firearms (PDF 135KB)
Chapter 6 - Development of 3D manufactured firearms (PDF 282KB)

What is 3D manufacturing?
The development of 3D printed firearms
Regulation of 3D firearms

Chapter 7 - Committee comment and recommendations (PDF 133KB)

The illicit firearms market
The need for consistent regulatory standards
Registration and licensing of firearms
Development of 3D printed firearms

REPORT BY A MAJORITY OF SENATORS ATTENDING THE INQUIRY - Chapter 1 (PDF 782KB)

Referral of the inquiry
Conduct of the inquiry
Acknowledgment
Note on references
Structure of the report
Clarification of the purpose of this inquiry
Background and overview of firearm regulation in Australia
Current situation regarding firearm regulation
What are illicit firearms?
Size of the illicit firearms market
Methods of diversion
What is 3D manufacturing?
The development of 3D printed firearms
Regulation of 3D firearms
Misinformation not helpful
Data Deficiencies - The size and operation of the illicit firearms trade
Data Deficiencies - Theft of firearms
The Law Enforcement Response to Illegal Firearms
Importation of illegal firearms
3D printers
Banning semi-automatic handguns
Stricter storage requirements
The Economic, Environmental and Social Benefits of Legal Firearm Use
International Comparisons
Response to Chair's Recommendations
Additional majority of Senators attending the inquiry Recommendations

Appendix 1 (PDF 97KB)

Public submissions

Appendix 2 - Tabled documents, answers to questions on notice and additional information (PDF 77KB)

Tabled documents
Additional information
Information provided by the Australian Federal Police (received 10 October 2014)
Answers to questions on notice

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3560
Fax: +61 2 6277 5794
legcon.sen@aph.gov.au

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