Essential Gun Charts And Facts No Matter Which Side Of Firearms Control You Support

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The guiding gun control legislation in the United States is the Gun Control Act 1968 (this is Federal legislation only: each US state and territory enacts its own gun law)  The estimated total number of guns held by civilians in the United States is 270,000,000.  The rate of private gun ownership in the United States is 88.8 firearms per 100 people

The defense forces of the United States are reported to have 3,054,5533 firearms. Police in the United States are reported to have 897,4004 firearms. 


World’s Highest 25: Rate of Civilian Firearm Possession per 100 Population



World’s Highest 25:  Rate of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People



High Income Countries:  Rate of Unintentional Gun Death per 100,000 People


High Income Countries: Rate of Gun Suicide per 100,000 People



In the United States, annual firearm homicides total 


2009: 9,1467

2008: 9,48410 7

2007: 10,129

2006: 10,225

2005: 10,158

2004: 9,385

2003: 9,6597

2002: 9,36911

2001: 8,890

1999: 8,2596

1998: 9,257




In the United States, the annual rate of firearm homicide per 100,000 population is 

2009: 2.985 7
2008: 3.12
2007: 3.36
2006: 3.42
2005: 3.43
2004: 3.20
2003: 3.37
2002: 3.2511
2001: 3.12
1999: 2.976
1998: 3.37
1993: 7.0712




Table 1.3: Ranking of world’s small arms producers [by sales]


1) Major producers: China, Russia, United States;


2) Medium producers: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom;


3) Small producers: Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Indonesia, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Thailand, Ukraine, Venezuela, Yugoslavia;


4) Unassessed producers (Inadequate information currently available to permit ranking): Albania, Algeria, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cuba, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Guinea, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Morocco, Myanmar, Nigeria, North Korea, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vietnam, Zimbabwe.





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