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Guns per capita in Europe

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Kobun, Jul 1, 2003.

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  1. Kobun

    Kobun Member

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    A new report about the number of guns in several countries has been released.

    In Europe the order is this:
    1. Finnland 39% of the population owns a gun.
    2. Norway 36%
    3. ?
    4. Sweden 24%
    5. Denmark 18%

    In the EU countries total (That does NOT include Norway and Switzerland!) 17.4%

    Ranking for the world:
    1. USA
    2. Yemen
    3. Finnland

    In France they have as many guns as Denmark, England, Wales, Scotland, Sweden and the Czech Republic total!

    I must say I am quite dissapointed that my country was beat by the Finns! :(

    Source: Small Arms Survey - www.aftonbladet.se - www.dagbladet.no
     
  2. BerettaNut92

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    Kobun,

    Is that percentage the total number of guns divided by population, or the percentage of people who actually own guns?

    El Tejon wanted me to ask you what percentage of Norwegian women own guns and if you know an Finnish or Danish women?
     
  3. El Tejon

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    Skunk, the better question is "what percentage of Norge women who wear their hair in double braids like gun-toting yuppie scum?"

    :D
     
  4. Tamara

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    Yes, but that might be damning by faint praise: Oleg, runt_, lendringser, rennaissancemann and myself probably have as many guns as Denmark, England, Wales, Scotland, Sweden and the Czech Republic total. ;)
     
  5. BerettaNut92

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    And spiked ballistic shields and Kevlar helmets with horns? ;)
     
  6. Tamara

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    Skunk, man...

    ...Viking helmets no more had horns than chop suey was invented in China. ;)

    Sincerely,
    Your local walkurja. :D
     
  7. Kobun

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    As I understood the articles, the number is guns per capita.
    In the EU countries there is an estimated 84 million (legal) guns (Again, not Norway and Switzerland included).

    As for El Tejon: I think he should pack his guns and come and see for himselves! :D
    Why don't you Skunk, and anyone else that wants to come along, fly over here for a week or two in September?
    You can come and shoot the Norwegian IPSC Pistol Championship 2003.
    Trust me, this will be a good match! :D

    If you show up, I will make sure we have a few guns for you to test. :cool:
     
  8. Cosmoline

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    I must say I am quite dissapointed that my country was beat by the Finns! "

    So were the Russians
    :D
     
  9. CZ-100

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    Good one:what:
     
  10. HBK

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    You can take solace in the fact that Norweigan women are hotter than Finnish women?
     
  11. Standing Wolf

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    Well, get busy and buy some more!
     
  12. T.Stahl

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    Germany:
    83M people
    ~2.5-4M legal gun owners (sports shooters, hunters, collectors and others who legally own guns)
    10M legally owned, permission requiring guns
    20M illegally owned, permission requiring or banned guns
    15m not permission requiring guns (airguns, single shot muzzle loaders, guns that fire only blanks or gas)
     
  13. RustyHammer

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    ["what percentage of Norge women who wear their hair in double braids like gun-toting yuppie scum?"

    Only about half of them --> but do you realize how hard it is to braid arm pit hair with only one hand?

    :neener:
     
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  14. blades67

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    Doesn't Mike Irwin own 39% of the S&W revolvers in the U.S.?:D
     
  15. Norwegian

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    Well I think 36% is quite good for Norway..and of course as every other country there are some unregistered weapons as well .

    Maybe we`ll go past Finland when I get my lisence some day :D
     
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