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This research project was funded under the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Research Support for National Security grants program.

The author would like to acknowledge the invaluable guidance provided by the Project Committee, which consisted of representatives from the Australian Crime Commission, Australian Federal Police, Attorney-General’s Department, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service and the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (originally the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet).

The author would also like to extend her gratitude to the Australian Crime Commission for the provision of data from the National Firearm Trace Database and particularly the ACC National Firearm Trace Program for their extensive work in cleansing the data for the report’s analysis and assistance in interpreting the results. Many thanks also to Ashley Freeman of the Australian Federal Police for additional data collection, and to Penny Jorna and Lepa Petrovic of the Australian Institute of Criminology for their assistance in the compilation of open-source literature.

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3 November 2017