As one might have predicted, the United States is the number one nation when it comes to civilians owning a gun. According to data by the Small Arms Survey; 89 out of every 100 people, in the US own, or have owned, a firearm. In fact, the high level of casualties from firearms sparked a debate in the country for tighter gun laws.
Other countries with most gun owners
In second place was Serbia, where around 75 people out of every 100, own a gun.
Yemen holds the third position where almost 55 civilians per 100 people owned a firearm.
Switzerland is the first in Europe in terms of the number of civilians owning a firearm. According to the data, in this picturesque European nation, some 46 people out of 100 owned a firearm, while in Finland the numbers stood at 45 per 100 people.
Apart from Finland, other countries where between 31 and 45 civilians per 100 owned a firearm included; Cyprus, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Uruguay and, Canada. Meanwhile, nations where civilian gun ownership stood between 15 and 30 per 100 are; Germany, Kuwait, New Zealand, Greece, United Arab Emirates, Croatia, Lebanon, Qatar, and others.
Countries with least gun owners
The countries that occupied the bottom slots on the Small Arms Survey were; Jordan, Pakistan, Russia, China, India, South Korea, Morocco, and some other nations. In these nations the civilian gun ownership was less than 15 per 100 people.
(Data sourced from Small Arms Survey)
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