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Venezuela. 2012 ‘Total Firearms with Legal Carrying Permit (Total de Armas de Fuego con Porte Legal).’ Regulation and Logics of the Use of Firearms and Ammunition (Regulación y lógicas del uso de armas de fuego y municiones), p. 265. Caracas: Presidential Commission for the Control of Firearms, Ammunition and Disarmament. 1 December

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En el caso de la DAEX se pudo obtener que para marzo del año 2012 la cantidad de portes de armas otorgados fue de 132.043, recordando que éstos son permisados por cada arma que adquiera la persona y no por usuario solicitante; en otras palabras, un mismo usuario puede poseer varios portes para varias armas, pero no podrá poseer un mismo porte para varias armas.

Además, vale mencionar que en este registro se incluyen diversos tipos de armas: pistolas, revólveres, escopetas, carabinas, rifles y armas de aire…

Cuadro N° 14. Venezuela. Total de armas de fuego con porte legal según marca del arma, 2011

Marca: Armas - Porcentaje
Beretta: 36042 - 27%
Glock: 19068 - 14%
Taurus: 12667 - 10%
Tanfoglio: 10953 - 8%
Smith & Wesson: 6711 - 5%
Otras marcas: 46602 - 35%
Total: 132043 - 100%

Fuente: Dirección General de Armamento y Explosivos (DAEX) del Ministerio del Poder Popular para la Defensa. Cálculos propios. Procesado por la Comisión Presidencial para el Control de Armas, Municiones y Desarme.

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In the case of DAEX, as of March 2012, 132,043 firearm carrying permits had been issued, bearing in mind that these are issued for each purchased firearm, and not for each firearm owner; in other words, one owner may possess many permits, each of which applies to a single firearm, but may not possess the same permit for different firearms.

In addition, it is worth mentioning that various types of firearms are included in this register: pistols, revolvers, hunting rifles, carbines, rifles and air guns…

Table 14: Venezuela. Total firearms with legal carrying permit per firearm brand, 2011

Brand: Firearms - Percentage
Beretta: 36,042 - 27%
Glock: 19,068 - 14%
Taurus: 12,667 - 10%
Tanfoglio: 10,953 - 8%
Smith & Wesson: 6,711 - 5%
Other brands: 46,602 - 35%
Total: 132,043 - 100%

Source: General Directorate for Firearms and Explosives (DAEX) of the Ministry of People's Power for Defence. Calculations are made by the author. Elaborated by the Presidential Commission for the Control of Firearms, Ammunition and Disarmament.

ID: Q11847

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