How US gun culture compares with the world in five charts


The United States.

Home to liberty, the pursuit of happiness and the most mass shootings in the world.

  • Kara Fox
  • CNN

America’s unique relationship to gun ownership — enshrined as a right in its constitution — is also in the middle of an emotional and divisive debate about the meaning of the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution.

Hof 1aTwenty-seven words that give its citizens the right to own guns and also, in the views of many critics, helped usher in a culture that sees more of its own people killed by fellow citizens armed with guns than in any other high-income nation in the world.

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