Australia ranks sixth in firearm imports

The latest findings from the Small Arms Survey show that Australia is about the sixth biggest importer of weapons, including rifles, revolvers, pistols and ammunition.

The survey, which tracks the global trade in weapons, also showed that the United States has remained the biggest importer and exporter of weapons, ABC reports. 

Philip Alpers, a public health researcher at the University of Sydney and the founding director of the GunPolicy.org website, said Australia had ranked "surprisingly high" on the list of countries, coming in between sixth or eighth in the world depending on the year.

"We import a lot of firearms, but that's largely because we don't manufacture any of our own," he said.


Lismore’s leading lights recognised at Australia Day Awards

Premium Content Lismore’s leading lights recognised at Australia Day Awards

Six of Lismore’s best have been named in the Australia Day Awards

COVID-19: How a vaccine will roll out for us

Premium Content COVID-19: How a vaccine will roll out for us

Member for Page Kevin Hogan has shown timeline for proposed vaccine delivery as...

Nationals MLC open to changing the date of Australia Day

Premium Content Nationals MLC open to changing the date of Australia Day

”We changed our currency, we changed our flag, surely we can have a discussion...