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Response to hunter (Reply #7)

Mon Aug 5, 2019, 04:05 PM

11. I'd like to believe it. I know how to use a gun but wouldn't own one. Still, the existence of guns

is a reality we have to reckon with in other ways.

"American civilians own nearly 100 times as many firearms as the U.S. military and nearly 400 times as many as law enforcement."[8] Americans bought more than 2 million guns in May 2018, alone.[8] That is more than twice as many guns, as possessed by every law enforcement agency in the United States put together.[8]

In April and May 2018, U.S. civilians bought 4.7 million guns, which is more than all the firearms stockpiled by the United States military.[8]

In 2017, Americans bought 25.2 million guns, which is 2.5 million more guns than possessed by every law enforcement agency in the world put together.[8]

Between 2012 and 2017, U.S. civilians bought 135 million guns, 2 million more guns than the combined stockpile of all the world's armed forces.[8]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_ownership



https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/12/27/facts-about-guns-in-united-states/

This reality is not insignificant for all of Americans who don't own guns.

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