By Laura MacInnis
while many poorer countries often associated with violence ranked much lower. PROOF IN THE PUDDING GUNS REDUCE VIOLENCE, ITS CALLED SELF DEFENSE. DALEY WOULD LOVE TO STRIP US FURTHER OF OUR WEAPONS.
Nigeria, for instance, had just one gun per 100 people.
GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States has 90 guns for every 100 citizens, making it the most heavily armed society in the world, a report released on Tuesday said. THERE'S HOPE AFTER ALL. JOIN THE NRA.
U.S. citizens own 270 million of the world's 875 million known firearms, according to the Small Arms Survey 2007 by the Geneva-based Graduate Institute of International Studies.
About 4.5 million of the 8 million new guns manufactured worldwide each year are purchased in the United States, it said.
"There is roughly one firearm for every seven people worldwide.
"Civilian holdings of weapons worldwide are much larger than we previously believed," Krause said, attributing the increase largely to better research and more data on weapon distribution networks.
Only about 12 percent of civilian weapons are thought to be registered with authorities.