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Tag: Small Arms Survey

  • Tuesday, November 30th 2021 - 09:45 UTC

    US, only country with more civilian weapons than citizens; in Falklands, 62 weapons per 100 people

    Gallup survey conducted in October 2020, showed about 44% of US adults live in families with weapons, and about a third of the population owns them personally.

    The United States is the only country in the world where there are more civilian weapons than citizens. In effect, there are 120 weapons for every 100 US citizens and according to researchers from the Swiss organization Small Arms Survey even when the exact number of civilian firearms is difficult to quantify for several factors, including unregistered and illegal trade, researchers estimates that US citizens account for some 393 million, which is about 46% of all civilian weapons in the world.