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Chaotic Domestic Gun Statistics - and Hundreds of Thousands of Unlicensed "Lethal Devices"


25 April 2019

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[…]The National Police Headquarters (ORFK), which manages the data, could not tell us whether there was an increase or decrease in the number of private firearms, nor what applicants are trying to obtain. It is known that about 145,000 licensees have about 222,000 weapons licenses. Of the licensed owners, 63,000 have gas and alarm weapons, which do not need permission to acquire and maintain.

We also asked how many licensees in the country were in possession of firearms in 2010, but the ORFK said "they do not have this information." The police said this despite the fact that they had previously published data on the issue, with 226,000 firearms reported in 2016 and 214,000 in the first half of 2017[…]

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