Civilian Gun Ownership Statistics in the United States

Many people wonder about the flow of guns in the United States when compared with other industrialized countries. In the United States, there are two pillars of gun control: registration of weapons and licensing for gun owners. The US is basically the only country throughout the developed world that doesn’t license owners throughout the board. Since it is just about the only one, it can be difficult to compare the US with other countries because those same rules and regulations simply do not exist elsewhere. Canada and New Zealand are two other countries that don’t register guns across the board. They tend to register semi-automatics and handguns, but not shotguns and rifles.

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