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The Number of Firearms in Austria Rose by a Third in Six Years

Asyl- und Corona-Krise waren nur zwei Antriebsfaktoren eines breiteren Phänomens

Der Standard

26 August 2020

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The stock of firearms in Austria increased by just over 22,000 units between the beginning of March and the beginning of August [2020]; that is almost exactly one thousand per week. […]

An even more significant increase in gun sales was seen in the aftermath of the refugee crisis. In the last quarter of 2015 and the first quarter of 2016, an average of 1,400 new firearms were registered per week. […]

Six years ago, around 838,000 firearms were privately owned; today, the figure is 1,132,000. The number of gun owners has also risen steadily, by a third in total - from 240,000 to 320,000

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