Local June 21, 2016 | 9:59 am

At least 878 assault rifles in Dominican civilians’ hands: Watchdog

Santo Domingo.- Dominican Republic’s civilian population has55,360 shotguns 165,315 handguns and at least 878 assault rifles, which are illegalto own.

The figures are from the website GunPolicy.org, which providesevidence-based intelligence through a variety of official and academic sources worldwide.

It said when compared with the total firearms in privatehands, the figures place the country’s world rank at 85th among 178 nations.

In the Dominican Republic guns have caused 20,445 deaths overthe last 15 years.

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