Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Karp, Aaron. 2009 ‘Country Summaries - Uruguay.’ Surplus Arms in South America: A Survey; Working Paper 7, pp. 53-4. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 1 August
Country Summaries - Uruguay
In contrast to the relatively small military arsenal, civilian gun ownership is very high.
With approximately 1.1 million firearms in civilian hands, Uruguay has the largest private arsenal on the continent, in per capita terms. This is slowly becoming a public policy issue.