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× Over 1 billion small arms in world

There are over 1 billion firearms in the world today, including 857 million in civilian hands — with American men and women the dominant owners, according to a new study. 

The Small Arms Survey says 393 million of the civilian-held firearms, 46 percent, are in the US, which is "more than those held by civilians in the other top 25 countries combined".

"The key to the US, of course, is its unique…