Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Top of the Charts

We're number 1!

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.

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.

Yes we, a nation of a mere 300 million people in a world of 6.5 billion, own 30% of the world's privately owned firearms. Incredibly, we have more guns per person than Iraq (a mere 39 per 100 people), a nation that at least has an excuse for having so many guns floating around.

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