Time asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 2 months ago

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?

Thanks!

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  • 2 months ago
    Best answer

    You are quite correct.

  • 2 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.

  • Cogito
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Not exactly.  It means that they are either already owned by civilians already or on sale in gun stores.

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