Gun violence in the U.S. is back in the spotlight after a school shooting in Tennessee left seven dead. If a country has more guns than people, there is a higher risk of such incidents. That is what is happening in the United States. In a report on Monday, CNN highlighted the firearms industry in the United States after the shooting in Nashville, Tennessee. That said, the United States has the highest gun violence statistics among developed nations. According to the Switzerland-based organization Small Arms Survey (SAS), there are 120 firearms for every 100 citizens in the United States.
The United States is the only country in the world with more firearms than its population. The next largest area in the statistics is the Falkland Islands, with 62.10 firearms per 100 people. That is about half of the United States. The country in the third position is Yemen. According to the SAS, there are 53 firearms for every 100 people in the war-torn country. It is clear from these statistics why in the United States
Due to the lack of accounting for illegal, smuggled and unregistered weapons and the impossibility of accounting for war-torn areas, it is not possible to obtain precise statistics on the exact number of firearms or guns owned by ordinary citizens, but according to SAS researchers, there are 857 million civilian firearms or guns around the world.