LISMORE ELECTORATE GUN STATISTICS

LISMORE ELECTORATE GUN STATISTICS

11 November 2008

There is one legally registered firearm for every two and a half constituents in the Lismore electorate, Thomas George Nationals Member for Lismore can reveal today.

Mr George recently tabled a question in Parliament seeking details of the number of registered firearms and license holders in the electorate.

There are 5,786 licensed firearm holders and 19,609 registered firearms. This averages out to each holder owning 3 firearms each.

“I am very surprised at these statistics, I would not have thought there would be so many. However saying that, I do know we have quite a number of thriving gun clubs in the electorate. Being a rural area also means many primary producers have a firearm for pest control purposes”, Mr George said.

“Even though these statistics are high, I am not concerned, as there is a low rate of gun related incidents”, Mr George concluded.

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577