In March, Victoria had the highest number of fatal shootings in a decade.
Five people were shot dead in less than a fortnight.
- By Arie Freiberg and Anusha Kenny *
- The Age
Data published by The Age suggests there has also been a surge in non-fatal shootings over the same period.
The unlawful possession and use of firearms is a significant and growing problem.
There are some 132 firearms offences in Victorian law relating to such matters as the acquisition, possession and use of firearms and ammunition.
In a report just released, the Sentencing Advisory Council found the number of…