U.S. most armed country with 90 guns per 100 people




 
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U.S. most armed country with 90 guns per 100 people
 
August 29th, 2007  
Team Infidel
 
 

Topic: U.S. most armed country with 90 guns per 100 people


U.S. most armed country with 90 guns per 100 people
Say it isn't so? God help anyone that trys to invade us in mass by land.....



By Laura MacInnis
GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States has 90 guns for every 100 citizens, making it the most heavily armed society in the world, a report released on Tuesday said.
U.S. citizens own 270 million of the world's 875 million known firearms, according to the Small Arms Survey 2007 by the Geneva-based Graduate Institute of International Studies.
About 4.5 million of the 8 million new guns manufactured worldwide each year are purchased in the United States, it said.
"There is roughly one firearm for every seven people worldwide. Without the United States, though, this drops to about one firearm per 10 people," it said.
India had the world's second-largest civilian gun arsenal, with an estimated 46 million firearms outside law enforcement and the military, though this represented just four guns per 100 people there. China, ranked third with 40 million privately held guns, had 3 firearms per 100 people.
Germany, France, Pakistan, Mexico, Brazil and Russia were next in the ranking of country's overall civilian gun arsenals.
On a per-capita basis, Yemen had the second most heavily armed citizenry behind the United States, with 61 guns per 100 people, followed by Finland with 56, Switzerland with 46, Iraq with 39 and Serbia with 38.
France, Canada, Sweden, Austria and Germany were next, each with about 30 guns per 100 people, while many poorer countries often associated with violence ranked much lower. Nigeria, for instance, had just one gun per 100 people.
"Firearms are very unevenly distributed around the world. The image we have of certain regions such as Africa or Latin America being awash with weapons -- these images are certainly misleading," Small Arms Survey director Keith Krause said.
"Weapons ownership may be correlated with rising levels of wealth, and that means we need to think about future demand in parts of the world where economic growth is giving people larger disposable income," he told a Geneva news conference.
The report, which relied on government data, surveys and media reports to estimate the size of world arsenals, estimated there were 650 million civilian firearms worldwide, and 225 million held by law enforcement and military forces.
Five years ago, the Small Arms Survey had estimated there were a total of just 640 million firearms globally.
"Civilian holdings of weapons worldwide are much larger than we previously believed," Krause said, attributing the increase largely to better research and more data on weapon distribution networks.
Only about 12 percent of civilian weapons are thought to be registered with authorities.
August 29th, 2007  
A Can of Man
 
 
An invasion might even be fun.
August 29th, 2007  
Rob Henderson
 
 
But we need structural reconstruction. In a book I read not too long ago, they made it into a movie, Eragon; they had this city that was built on a mountain, and the buildings layered over one another, perfect archer/sniper position. At the very top, was all the governmental buildings. I say we make a giant mountain out of the midwest and go from there.
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U.S. most armed country with 90 guns per 100 people
August 29th, 2007  
CrazyLilCajun
 
 
lol theres more guns in my house than people....daddy's gun safe is full...i have one by my bed and another in a far corner...and i found another in the top of my closet the other day when i was changing the light bulb..it was one my brother left here when he moved out. lol.
August 29th, 2007  
Donkey
 
 
Just think that is of the "known" guns

And just think maybe if some of those countries in Africa had more weapons the people would be better to defend themselves against war lords....Ah but you only the bad war lords have the guns and slaughter the people....Now think about gun control
August 29th, 2007  
5.56X45mm
 
 
Really, 90 firearms per 100 people... Damn I must be causing a major problem with my firearm collecting. Because it should be something more like 100 firearms per 100 people.
August 29th, 2007  
Missileer
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 5.56X45mm
Really, 90 firearms per 100 people... Damn I must be causing a major problem with my firearm collecting. Because it should be something more like 100 firearms per 100 people.
5.56,
I think you actually upped the percentage to 500 firearms per 100 people with your collection alone.
August 30th, 2007  
Fox
 
 
"You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass." - Admiral Yamamoto

"The United States is the last country in the world that Japan should fight." - General Kuribayashi

Since both of these high rankers has been to the United States of America for college. So, they should be right.

I've got more guns than the people in "my" house.
September 1st, 2007  
major liability
 
 
I don't think 9 out of 10 people have guns. A lot less people have guns, but they have more than one. Most of the people I meet in life don't have firearms, certainly less than 1 in 10, and I've lived in the city, the suburbs, and the countryside.
September 1st, 2007  
A Can of Man
 
 
I can't wait until the day I can legally possess a firearm.
 


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