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Licensed Gun Owners in Sweden

SVT Nyheter, Web page

14 March 2019

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The most common purpose for legal possession of weapons is hunting, followed by target shooting. It is probably the case that the interest in these purposes is greater in some parts of the country, says Joakim Norenhag, process developer and lawyer at the Police Authority's legal department, to the news agency Siren.

Of the entire population of Sweden, six percent, or just over 580,000 people, have a firearms license. Most weapon holders in number are in Stockholm, but if you compare the numbers with the population, many Norrbotten municipalities end up at the top.

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