The Australian Border Force – that’s right we have some sort of border “protection” – has told The Australian that the guns which the crims have, arrive as parts. (The Australian, February 6, 2017, p. 3)
That is stating the obvious, but what is interesting is that most of the parts simply come through regular international mail. The rest, a minority, come from sea, small crafts and air.
Now I hate to be a spoil sport but could it be that this is only because detecting gun parts in regular mail is not too hard with the magic of x-rays, which is like having Superman on the staff. Could it be that guns brought in through the north on boats, landing on isolated parts of the coast, are just not detected? Maybe the security forces have only got the low hanging fruit.