Massive private gun-ownership raises eyebrows

November 12, 2017, 7:01pm

Institute for Public Policy Research’s (IPPR) associate researcher Dietrich Remmert has said in his latest report, the number of gun-ownership in Namibia has exponentially doubled over the past 13 years. 

“The current number of firearms legally owned by Namibian civilians, according to the NamPol database, is 200,010. In his firearms survey of Namibia, Boer states that at the start of 2004 the police database recorded 97,262 firearm licenses,” he says. 

Remmert observes that these figures alone mean there are currently around nine legally owned firearms per 100 people based on population estimates for 2016.