UPDATE: The audio of John Lott’s testimony is available here. The graphs presented to the committee are available in the link below providing the CPRC testimony. It was an honor for the CPRC to be invited to address the Australian Senate on this important topic.
UPDATE: The number of people who owned guns increased from 1.2 million Australian adults in 1997 to 1.97 million in 2015. At the same time, the number of guns increased even more from 2.5 to 5.8 million. Both of these were much greater than the increase in the population from 18.52 to 23.79 million.
While my testimony was scheduled to last for 30 minutes, the chairwoman of the committee, a member of the Green Party, started late and used some of my time for general statements and was able to limit my testimony to 23:30 minutes.