WAGGA gun owners have on average 4.8 firearms registered to their name.
The city's postcode has 10,191 guns and 2121 firearm owners on record, according to a Greens website showing private firearms ownership data.
Although guns are not unusual in rural areas, farmer Tony Clough was surprised to discover the exact number of firearms in this region.
Mr Clough assumes farmers and casual shooters make up the majority of owners - both of which have a purpose to use firearms.
However, he believes there was no need for more than four guns for each farmer.
"Most farmers who are registered will have a selection of firearms for different requirements - high power rifles, shot guns or low velocity type rifles for putting down livestock," he said.
"Four is ample for one property."
Mr Clough said a common misconception was all farmers possess a firearm, which was not the case, with many preferring not to own a gun.
In these cases, he said farmers relied on recreational hunters to get rid of pests, such as kangaroos and deer.
According to the data as of March, 2017, the largest number of guns registered to one person, which excludes collectors, within the postcode is 101 firearms.
A Wagga Gun Club member said it was "quite easy" to accumulate a collection for a recreational shooter because most disciplines require a different firearm.
"With clay targets for example, there are four different disciplines - all of which require four different shot guns," he said.
A nationwide police operation has been launched to crackdown on firearm theft in regional areas by ensuring guns are secure in locations accessed regularly by owners.
However, farmer Tony Clough believes too much effort is spent regulating honest firearm owners rather than the criminals.
"It should be controlled without putting pressure on farmers because its apart of tool set and we don't want too many regulations on us," he said.
"Criminals will get firearms from whatever source they can and no regulation will get rid of the criminal side of things."
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