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Tackling Stolen Guns and How Gunbar’s Secure Storage Can Help


Let’s discuss the elephant in the room. Stolen guns and firearms thefts in Australia.

Despite Australia’s strict gun control laws, incidents of stolen firearms still persist.

Today, we’ll explore the latest insights from a recent study and discussing how Gunbar’s secure storage options can be instrumental in preventing firearm thefts.

Understanding Stolen Guns in Australia

Australia has long been known for its rigorous gun control regulations, initially bolstered by events that took place in Tasmania in 1996.

However, the spectre of stolen firearms continues to haunt us.

These weapons, when stolen, can fall into the hands of criminals, resulting in a host of potential negative consequences.

Consequences of Stolen Firearms

Escalating Crime

Stolen firearms could or might be used in robberies, drug-related violence, and other illegal activities further exacerbating crime rates.

Public Safety Concerns

The theft of firearms poses a significant threat to public safety.

As noted above, these weapons can be misused in various incidents, from domestic violence to robberies and potential shootings.

Challenges for Law Enforcement

Tracking & tracing stolen guns presents a substantial challenge for state & federal law enforcement agencies. Stolen firearms can change hands multiple times before being used in a crime.

Impact on Australia’s Reputation

Incidents involving stolen guns cast a shadow on Australia’s reputation as a safe and peaceful nation.

Recent Study on Stolen Firearms in Queensland

A recent study published by Statista provides insights into the prevalence of stolen firearms in Queensland, Australia.

According to the study, the number of stolen firearms in Queensland has fluctuated in recent years with the most recent data showing 720 stolen firearms in Queensland for the year 2017.

With the number of legally registered firearms in Queensland being in excess of 1 Million, 720 is a drop in the ocean.

While the figures have remained relatively low compared to other regions, this underscores the importance of vigilance and continued efforts to prevent firearm thefts.

As unfortunate as it is, eyes are on licensed firearm owners to prevent firearms falling into criminal hands.

The more guns that are stolen in Queensland, the more likely it is for the introduction of legislation punishing law abiding firearm owners to prevent guns entering the black market and being used for nefarious reasons.

How Gunbar’s Secure Storage Can Help

Gunbar, a leading Australian provider of firearm storage solutions, understands the urgency of keeping our communities safe.

They offer secure storage options that can significantly reduce the risk of guns falling into the wrong hands.

Compliance with Australian Laws

Gunbar’s storage facilities strictly adhere to Australian regulations regarding firearm storage, ensuring both security and legality.

Cutting-Edge Security Measures

Gunbar employs state-of-the-art security systems to ensure any firearms that are in our care are protected in the most secure ways possible.

Peace of Mind

The knowledge that your firearms are stored securely provides peace of mind for gun owners and their families, eliminating the risk of theft from your home.

Prevention of Unauthorised Access

Gunbar’s secure storage solutions make it exceedingly difficult for unauthorised individuals to access your firearms, dramatically reducing the chances of theft.

Responsible Contribution to Public Safety

Opting for Gunbar’s secure storage options demonstrates responsible gun ownership and actively contributes to decrease the risk of guns falling into the wrong hands.


Stolen guns and firearms thefts are challenges that demand our attention.

Gunbar’s secure storage solutions offer a responsible and effective way to reduce these risks.

By securely storing your firearms, you not only abide by the law but also play a pivotal role in ensuring our current rights are not eroded further by the actions of criminal activity.

About Us

Choose Gunbar for responsible firearm storage and be a part of the solution!

We’re here if you ever find yourself seeking a solution for firearm storage, for any reason.

Feel free to reach out to our friendly team at 1800 GUNBAR.

We’re ready to assist you with any enquiries you may have about gun storage in Queensland.

For those curious about the importance of a secure gun storage facility, be sure to check out our blog.

The safety of your firearms is our priority, we’re excited to serve you with our exceptional gun storage services.

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