Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Karp, Aaron. 2012 ‘Argentine Civilian Firearms Registration Reports.’ Measurement and Use of Statistical Data to Analyze Small Arms in the Caribbean and Latin America; Section IV, p. 16. Mexico City: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Center of Excellence, National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI). 28 April
Argentine civilian firearms registration reports, available years 2001-2010
Year: Registered (% change) - Source
2001: 2,597,122 - n/a - Viva Rio background research in Small Arms Survey 2004, Oxford University Press, 2004, p. 51.
2006: 1,185,467 (-0.54) - Aaron Karp, Surplus Arms in South America: a Survey. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, 2009.
2008: 1,123,059 (-0.06) - Aline Gatto Boueri, "Argentina Turns in Its Firearms", Comunidade Segura, 3 March 2011*
2010: 1,240,000 (0.09) - Report on Citizen Security in the Americas 2011, Washington, D.C.: OAS, January 2011, p. 22
2010: 1,261,758 (0.02) - Ana Yancy Espinoza, Arms Trafficking in Latin America, manuscript, UNODC, Mexico City, 2012, p. 28.
* The total of 1,123,059 is reported for the year 2004 in Report on Citizen Security in the Americas 2011, Washington, D.C.: Organisation of American States (OAS), January 2011, p. 22. This appears to be a mistake. The figure is associated with 2008 in Aline Gatto Boueri, "Argentina Turns in Its Firearms", Comunidade Segura, 3 March 2011.
Illegal firearms are estimated at 2 to 2.5 million, for a national civilian total averaged and rounded here at 3.6 million.(17)
17) Aline Gatto Boueri, "Argentina Turns in Its Firearms", Translated by Danielle Renwick, Comunidade Segura, 3 March 2011.