Category Archives: GUN NUMBERS

“Gun Sales Since 1990?”

I have a request for “pistol sales since 1990.” The information on gun sales is in the ATF’s Firearms In Commerce report. I have the total up to 2009, but in years with more than ten million new guns sold … Continue reading

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“How Many Guns Sold In The US?”

Someone stopped by searching for “number of guns sold un us.” That is a good question, but neither the FBI nor the ATF provide that number. From the ATF “2013 Firearms In Commerce” report we know the total number of … Continue reading

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“How Many Guns Does A Typical Killer Have?”

Someone stopped by searching for “how many guns does a typical murderer have.” Typical killers covers a wide range of territory. Let’s start with murders and murderers first. To begin, most murders are crime related, with victim and killer either … Continue reading

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“how many guns does the average gun owner have”

someone came by searching for “how many guns does the average gun owner have.” Well, we know that more than 88 million of the 111 million occupied dwelling units in America have one or more guns. We also know that … Continue reading

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“Suicide And Gun Control?”

Earlier today, someone stopped by searching for “suicide and gun control.” Since it has been several years since I did anything but add data to that file I was forced to recompile the file before I could add an up … Continue reading

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How Many Guns In The United States?

Someone came by searching for “how many guns in the united states.” Seventy years ago, getting an answer to that question would have involved a polling organization, a lady with a confidence inspiring voice, and a question. “How many guns … Continue reading

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How Many Guns Sold In A Year?

Someone stopped by searching for “how many guns sold in a year.” Assuming the total is for the United States, the ATF “Firearms i Commerce” reports 11,089,568 new guns were made or imported, and presumably sold in the United States. … Continue reading

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How Many Americans Own Guns?

Someone stopped by searching for “approximately how many americans own guns.” With up to forty percent of American gun owners polled denying the fact, and the many who inherit or receive guns as gifts, that becomes a difficult question to … Continue reading

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“Gun Deaths Per Country Greatest to Least”

Someone came by searching for “gun deaths per country greatest to least” There can be little doubt that the country with the highest number of gun related deaths is Venezuela, where guns are entirely banned. Brazil is in the hunt … Continue reading

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“Percentatge of Gun Related Murders With Stolen Guns?”

Someone came by searching for “what percent of gun murders are with stolen guns.” If every murder were “solved by arrest,” every murder weapon recovered, and every recovered gun traced to its source, that would be a relatively simple question … Continue reading

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