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75 Pct. of Guns Used in Crime in Uruguay Are Legal
La Prensa (USA), EFE News Agency
12 October 2015
MONTEVIDEO - Three out of four firearms used in crimes in Uruguay are properly registered with the Defense Ministry, which has documentation for more than 604,000 weapons in a country of 3.3 million people…
As of July, the registry had records of 604,632 firearms.
By reviewing permit renewals, the registry determined that at least 329,749 of those guns remained in the hands of their legal owners…
Revolvers account for 43.2 percent of firearms registered in Uruguay, followed by rifles, pistols and shotguns…
Nearly 89 percent of Uruguay's registered gun owners are civilians, according to the Defense Ministry registry.