America’s love for guns, in one chart

New data shows the US leads the world in civilian gun ownership. By a lot.

America has a lot of guns. Really — a lot.

A new analysis from the Small Arms Survey, a gun research group based in Geneva, Switzerland, estimated civilian gun ownership by country using a mix of surveys, data from federal registries, expert opinions, and other research methods. It found that the US has by far the highest rates of civilian gun ownership in the world.

According to the data, the US has 120.5 guns per...

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