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9MX
08-29-2007, 20:11
US most armed country with 90 guns per 100 people


Reuters

GENEVA - 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.

US 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.


BOGS, ibangon natin ang bandila ng Pilipinas, let's buy more firearms to get the No. 1 spot
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.


BOGs, itayo natin ang bandila ng Pilipinas, buy more arms to take the no. 1 spot!!! :thumbsup: :animlol:

Duckman1975
08-29-2007, 20:43
I believe we should arm every resposible citizen here I our country. Strickter gun control laws only means we are only allowing mostly criminals (Who don't care about licensing, PTCS etc.) to have guns and leaving honest law abiding citizens defenceless. The Police and Military can not do the job alone they need our help, they need us to sometimes secure ourselves before they come. SO BUY A GUN TRAIN WITH YOUR GUN LEARN HOW TO USE THEM PROPERLY AND RESPOSIBLY. DO NOT LET THE CRIMINALS WIN.

CatsMeow
08-29-2007, 21:01
Amen.:thumbsup:

However, I do believe that every new gun owner should also join a gun club, so the experienced guys and gals there would keep him from developing deadly habits.

Also, it wouldn't do well if the newbie would turn out to be a "boloman", so practice...:supergrin:

revo
08-29-2007, 22:01
Wait a minute..that can't be right.

[revo goes back to the closet and starts counting]

gentlemen, i have proof that these statistics are false and a complete fabrication.

i don't see 55 people in my closet.

:supergrin:

Django
08-30-2007, 01:42
And the Philippines is not even mentioned in this article?

Please forward to Mr. Pacheco so that he will be elated.

charlie-xray
08-30-2007, 04:04
And the unlicensed ones are not even accounted for.

:banana: :banana:

horge
08-30-2007, 04:14
Combining FED's incomplete registry and annual legit-sales estimates
since 1991, (excluding weapons in the AFP and PNP) there may be
between 1,300,000 - 2,200,000 firearms in the Philippines. That
figure does not reckon homemade firearms and unregistered relics
from past wars... but it does not consider weapons destroyed either.

89 Million Filipinos. 2.2 Million Firearms.
That makes for a max. of less than 2.5 guns per 100 Filipinos,
based on estimates that are unstable at best.

Still, the shooters we have are some of the world's best.
Quality versus quantity, neh? Unfortunately, that's a problem too.
Emphasis on knowing HOW to shoot, over knowing WHEN to shoot.

Dunno about us needing more guns*, but I feel we need more
gun safety/responsibility/legality training.

horge


*No. wait... okay, I do need more guns.
(...and would you quit bragging already, revo?)
:)