Firearms, mental illness, dementia and the clinican

Anne P F Wand and Carmelle Peisah
Med J Aust 2015; 202 (7): . || doi: 10.5694/mja15.00275
Published online: 20 April 2015

In reply: There was a transcription error in our article.1 The rate of licensed firearm ownership in Australia in 2001 was indeed 3.9 per 100 people,2 although this is likely to be an underestimate, as unregistered, unlicensed and illegal firearms are not captured by official statistics.

  • Anne P F Wand1
  • Carmelle Peisah2

  • 1 St George Hospital, Sydney, NSW.
  • 2 University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW.


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