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Mapped: The countries with the most guns
22 October 2016
The issue of gun control in the US has been eclipsed somewhat by the incendiary nature of this year’s presidential election campaign, but the below map shows just how far ahead of the rest of the world the country is when it comes to owning firearms.
Data from the Small Arms Survey, supported by more recent figures from other sources, puts the US way out in front in terms of guns per 100 residents, with 112.6, meaning there is more than one gun for each American citizen. The US figures come from a 2012 Congressional Research Service report.