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Karp, Aaron. 2009 ‘Country Summaries - Ecuador.’ Surplus Arms in South America: A Survey; Working Paper 7, pp. 42-3. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 1 August
Country Summaries - Ecuador
Civilian firearms: Ecuadoreans are allowed to own two firearms. Gun ownership has increased dramatically over the past half decade.
Some 117,000 firearm-carrying permits were issued by military authorities between 1998 and 2005.
No less revealing is the change in civilian acquisition, which increasingly appears to favour the black market, cautiously estimated here to be roughly double the regulated market.