Quote of the day—Jennifer Mascia @JenniferMascia‏‏

Looking through the Small Arms Survey’s gun stockpile info, I came across some eye-opening stats. http://www.smallarmssurvey.org/de/weapons-and-markets/stockpiles.html …

Takeaway #1: 41% of the world’s civilian-owned guns are in American hands.

Takeaway #2: In the U.S., civilians possess 70 times more guns than cops + the military.

Takeaway #3: American civilians possess 2½ times more guns than the world’s 20 largest militaries — combined. http://www.smallarmssurvey.org/fileadmin/docs/H-Research_Notes/SAS-Research-Note-34.pdf

Takeaway #4: Americans own 70 million more guns than all of the world’s militaries — combined.

Takeaway #5: American civilians own 11 times more guns than all the cops on earth.

Takeaway #6: American law enforcement agencies are outgunned by civilians 235 to 1.

Jennifer Mascia @JenniferMascia
Tweeted on August 29, 2017
[I think the number of guns in U.S. civilian hands is probably closer to 350 million 400 or 500 million (or perhaps even up to 660 million).

If my experience at matches is any indication private citizens are far better shooters than nearly all police officers and military as well.

At least it’s a start.

H/T Glenn Reynolds.—Joe]


27 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Jennifer Mascia @JenniferMascia‏‏

  1. Before he passed, Weapons Man did a blog post about how many Guns in American civilian hands, from my reading of it I came to the conclusion that the number is approaching half a billion, if not over it already.

    • She does work for an organization based in Geneva, home of various UN boondoggles. Though the “about us” page says it’s funded by the Swiss government, which one would think knows better than this.

  2. “At least it’s a start.”

    Agee. Let’s not stop till we are a true 3 gun nation.

  3. If US citizen firearms owners were a problem, there wouldn’t be anyone left who opposes us. They should thank God every day that they have not pissed us off enough.

    • Yes, that’s a point worth making over and over. None of the bad things they say about us can possibly be true, because if they were, you’d see those bad things actually happen hundreds of times every day.

  4. Finally, for all those naysayers who say that with a government with F-16s, tanks, and nuclear weapons that we could never resist a tyranny I offer these facts and realities.

  5. Those law enforcement numbers make me think of Robert Peel and his Principles of policing: Peelian Principles.

    I’d like to start a fund to present a bronze plaque with these nine principles to every Law Enforcement agency in America.

    If arrests were all it took, the Soviet Union under Stalin would have been an idyllic place of harmony, peace and security, and no one would have anything to fear. And not the peace of the grave and the security of the slave, either.

  6. Anyone have any idea how much ammo we have to go with these numbers?
    I have seen some outrageous numbers tossed around on the internet but I don’t think there is any way someone could get an accurate figure. A best guess maybe.
    It has to be a few billion at least.
    That’s what should really be keeping these gun control jerk wads up at night.

    • That’s my hope, too. When there is a monopoly on force it is nearly always used for purposes contrary to the interests of the common citizen — and the uncommon citizens, too. 🙂

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  9. years ago there used to be this saying circulated that went something like, “there exists one firearm for every twelve human beings alive on earth; the question is, how will we arm the other eleven?”. it seems this now may need updating — perhaps we only need to arm the other five or six?

  10. It doesn’t matter how many guns or ammo we have, if we are not organized to use them as a group, the government can and will come to our houses and take them. The second amendment is not about bearing arms, it is about maintaining a militia to defend the citizens. I was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and Military Order of Purple Heart, but got out of each because they had no interest in organizing a militia to defend the country (against the Federal Government)

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