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Monday, September 29, 2008

One in Ten Turks Owns A Gun

"One in Ten Turks Owns A Gun
Posted on September 29th, 2008 by Jenny White

Firearm ownership in Turkey has reached alarming figures, with the number of guns in the country estimated at 8 million, more than twice what it was seven years ago. According to current figures, 9 percent of the nation owns a firearm.

Turkey has approximately 2.5 million registered guns, while an estimated 5.5 million guns are believed to be owned without licenses. The number of individuals with access to a firearm in their family home is estimated at 40 million. Nearly 280,000 vehicles on Turkey’s roads have a gun stored in the glove box."

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