STAT OF THE WEEK: Tons of Guns

14 Jan

• There are more than 100,000 registered guns in the state of Georgia.

• Georgians own more than 22,000 machine guns (and nearly 29,300 silencers).

• The Peach State is No. 12 in the country for federal firearms licensees (At 9,471, No. 1 Texas has almost three times as many as Georgia.)

• The City of Marietta has 50% more federal firearms licensees than the City of Atlanta.

• There are 1,557 collectors in Georgia and one dealer in “destructive devices.”


Source: U.S. Bureau of Alchohol, Tobacco and Firearms’ “Firearms Commerce in the United States 2012” (as reported in Atlanta Business Chronicle)


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