Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Karp, Aaron. 2007 ‘Completing the Count: Civilian firearms.’ Small Arms Survey 2007: Guns and the City, p. 39. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 27 August
Civilians own approximately 650 million firearms worldwide, roughly 75 per cent of the known total.
Civilians in the United States own some 270 million of these.
- There are at least 875 million combined civilian, law enforcement, and military firearms in the world today.
- This is equal to roughly one gun for every seven people worldwide (without the United States, the figure drops to about one gun for every ten people).
- These figures do not include older, pre-automatic small arms still maintained by armed forces or craft-produced civilian guns.