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How Gun Control Laws Compare Around the Globe

Every time there is a mass shooting in the United States, a debate about reforming the nation’s gun laws begins anew, as it has this week following the shooting at a high school in Florida that killed 17 people. Gun-control advocates often cite stricter gun laws and lower incidence of gun violence in several other democracies, like Canada, Japan and Australia. Here’s a look at how some of the global approaches compare: The United States Gun ownership in the United States is...

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