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Registered Guns in Iceland 69,000

Just under 69,000 private firearms were registered in Iceland in July, RÚV reports. This includes just under 40,000 shotguns, 26,000 rifles and 3700 handguns. Around 1,100 sheepguns (single-shot handguns used on farms around the country) are included in the handgun number.

The aforementioned numbers include firearms that have been destroyed, deactivated, moved between countries, and exported. This includes guns brought into the country by hunters on their way to Greenland or Jan Mayen. These guns are registered on entry into the country and stay registered even though they have left. The number does not include police firearms.

Read more on Iceland’s gun culture here.

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