Deadly Pea Rifle

Moree Gwydir Examiner and General Advertiser

6 November 1917

Seventy-one people, mostly boys, were killed In New South Wales by pea-rifle bullets from 1911 to August, 1915. The figures for 1916 and 1917 are not available yet, but the police state that the average has not been reduced, so that in seven years we have lost about 100 valuable lives, while in the same period aver 400 have been injured by bullets from these deadly little weapons. In most other States there is some restriction on the sale of firearms, but in New South Wales there is none.