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USA. 2015 ‘Firearms Control Legislation and Policy in Germany.’ Law Library of the US Congress. Washington DC: United States Congress. 30 July
According to the first computations of the newly created National Weapons Register, close to 5.5 million firearms are privately owned in Germany and the total number of gun owners is approximately 1.4 million individuals.
The percentage of households in which guns are owned varies among the German states. Gun ownership is lower in the states located in former East Germany and in the city states of Berlin, Hamburg, and Bremen. In these, the percentage ranges from 3.2 to 5.7 of all households. In the formerly West German states, the percentage ranges from 6.2% to 12.3%.