Switzerland has one of the highest gun ownership rates in the world, with 45.7 guns per 100 residents (ranking below only the United States, Serbia, and Yemen in this measurement).
A list of countries by firearm-related death rate shows Switzerland as having 6.4 firearm deaths per 100,000 population per year, a figure considerably lower than in the United States (10.27) but higher than a number of other countries. As for gun-related crime in general, a 2001 BBC article reported that in Switzerland “the gun crime rate is so low that statistics are not even kept.”
National Rifle Association (NRA) Statistics
Total number of members of the NRA
Total number of Firearms owned by U.S. civilians (2010)
Total number of U.S. Firearms owned by civilians that are Handguns
Gun Ownership Demographics
A 2005 nationwide Gallup poll of 1,012 adults found the following levels of firearm ownership
Total Percentage of Households owning a Firearm
Total Percentage of Individuals owning a Firearm
Total Percentage of Males owning a Firearm
Total Percentage of Females owning a Firearm
Total Percentage of Whites owning a Firearm
Total Percentage of Non-whites
Total Percentage of Republicans owning a Firearm
Total Percentage of Independents owning a Firearm
Total Percentage of Democrats owning a Firearm
In the same poll, gun owners stated they own firearms for the following reasons
Total Percentage who own Firearms for Protection Against Crime
Total Percent who own Firearms for Target Shooting
Total Percent who own Firearms for Hunting
The following are estimates of private firearm ownership in the U.S. as of 2010
Households With A Gun
40-45% 47-53 million
Adults Owning a Gun
30-34% 70-80 million
Adults Owning a Handgun
17-19% 40-45 million
The following are some very unofficial estimates on NRA members committing murders:
The homicide rate in the US in 2010 was 4.8:100,000
There are 4.3 million members of the NRA.
On average, this would mean that there were 206.4 murders for the total 4.3 million NRA members (4.8 * 43) : (43 * 100,000).
Which counts down to 0.0000048 murders per NRA member.
So the so-called “gun lobby” of 4.3 million NRA members is not a group of Americans that needs to be “stood up to” by a pandering politician — especially by such profoundly dishonest people such as Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
The Swiss army has long been a militia trained and structured to rapidly respond against foreign aggression.
The US Constitution’s second amendment was added primarily as an individual citizen’s protection against a future federal government that would at some point turn against its own citizens. It was not added to protect sportsmen, hunters, target shooters and such.
Don Johnson – August 2016