Outgunned: America is home to more guns than people and has the highest concentration of privately owned firearms in the world, data shows

Saturday, September 8, 2018
By Paul Martin

America is home to 393.3 million civilian-owned guns – or 120.5 per 100 people
The rate of gun ownership in the U.S. is much higher than the rest of the world
However, a minority – 30 percent – of Americans actually own at least one firearm
About 66 percent of American gun owners have more than one firearm at home

By VALERIE BAUMA
DAILYMAIL.COM
8 September 2018

The U.S. is the only country in the world that has more guns than people, according to a new report.

America is home to 393.3 million civilian-owned guns and has a population of 316.5 million, amounting to 120.5 firearms per 100 people, according to a report by Small Arms Survey, a Geneva-based think tank.

It’s significantly more than in Canada, where a population of 36.6 million people owns 12.7 million guns, equating to 34.7 firearms for every 100 people. And Mexico, home to 130.2 million people and 16.9 million guns, has a concentration of just 12.9 firearms per 100 people.

The tiny Faulkland Islands, with a population of 3,000 and 2,000 privately owned guns, ranks second behind the U.S. for the concentration of firearms to residents at 62.1 per 100 people.

The tiny Faulkland Islands, with a population of 3,000 and 2,000 privately owned guns, ranks second behind the U.S. for the concentration of firearms to residents at 62.1 per 100 people.

Worldwide, approximately 857 firearms were owned by civilians at the end of 2017, the most recent year for which data is available.

While the U.S. has more than one gun per person, a majority (69 percent) of Americans do not currently own a gun, according to a 2017 survey by the Pew Research Center. In addition, two-thirds of gun owners have more than one firearm, including 29 percent who own five or more.

Gun control advocates say the numbers suggest that a small number of people own a majority of the firearms in this country.

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2 Responses to “Outgunned: America is home to more guns than people and has the highest concentration of privately owned firearms in the world, data shows”

  1. Texas Coyote

    I think we may need every one of them before this political nightmare returns to some sense of normalcy.

    #3709587
  2. White Scooter Trash

    There are way more unregistered guns than registered and way more pissed off poor hard working people than happy welfare recipients.

    #3710032

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