Can you help me with English please?
Numbers revealing just how many civilian firearms are already in circulation in America: 265 million.
In circulation means that available to the public. Right?
- BookbinderLv 711 months agoFavourite answer
You are quite correct.
- 11 months ago
In English, the phrase "in circulation" refers to money, rumors, or rare items of value.
For your purpose I would use "owned". Even so, a native English speaker could make sense of it.
- CogitoLv 711 months ago
Not exactly. It means that they are either already owned by civilians already or on sale in gun stores.