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The State of Gun Ownership in the USA

The State of Gun Ownership in the USA ...... .. ..... ..... Who owns firearms in the US? 3,444,375 50,812 465 Number of firearms produced in the USA each year Number of firearms retailers Number of firearms manufactuers in the USA in the USA % of US Holdholds Number of Firearms Imported into The US (millions) Possessing a Firearm 50 40 30 20 10 1990 1993 1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 20102011 .... ..ยท. Reasons to own a firearm.. 989,883 1 in 285 5,340,000 The number of times civilians use guns to defend themselves each year The odds of being murdered if the 2013 homicide rate continues The number of violent crimes being committed each year in the USA Most common reasons cited for purchasing a gun Target ectise 40% of felons have decided not to commit a crime because "the victim was carrying a gun" Protection Hunting against crime .... ...... How safe are firearms? 42% 17 million 645,000 How much more likely you are to die from poisoning than firearms each year The number of background checks done each year on gun The number of times Americans use a firearm for personal protection each year owners Image c/o Sources: Piktochart I- make information beautiful

The State of Gun Ownership in the USA

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Gun ownership is an emotive subject in America, but what are the real facts? When we scrape away all the politics and the propaganda what's really left over? In this infographic we examine the verifi...



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