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Americans Have More Guns Than Anywhere Else in the World and They Keep Buying More

  • US has 120.5 firearms per 100 residents, report finds
  • Only country with more civilian-owned firearms than people
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The mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, is putting the spotlight on the US being the most heavily armed civilian population by far in the world. A recent spurt of firearms purchases has likely increased that lead.

US gun owners possess 393.3 million weapons, according to a 2018 report by the Small Arms Survey, a Geneva-based organization, which is higher than the country’s population now of about 330 million. India, which has almost 1.4 billion people, had the second most civilian-owned firearms with 71.1 million.