(urth) The Politics Of Gene Wolfe

Jeff Wilson jwilson at io.com
Thu Mar 19 21:45:40 PDT 2009

Tim Walters wrote:
> Jeff Wilson wrote:
>> then "Less than half the per capita gun ownership of the U.S." can't 
>> be true
> Guns per capita, U.S.: 0.9 (my original link, 
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lists_of_countries_by_gun_ownership)
> Guns per capita, Switzerland, including Army guns in private homes: 0.4 
> (high figure from your link)
> Guns per capita, Switzerland, presumably including Army guns in private 
> homes: 0.46 (from my original link again--slightly more than half, my bad)
> What part of this can't be true?
> Maybe you're thinking of "gun owners per capita" rather than "guns per 
> capita"? The former would also be interesting info, but I don't know if 
> anyone's measured it, and I don't have time to look right now.

I think that may be it.

A better metric might be "percentage of people with access to firearms", 
counting everyone in a household with at least one firearm available, 
even if it belongs to the Swiss Army or the city PD.

Jeff Wilson - jwilson at io.com
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