America has the most heavily armed citizens in the world, and when you look at the numbers you begin to understand their citizens are packing some serious heat. Since its conception, the Second Amendment — guaranteeing the “right to bear arms” — has been a controversial clause. It was invoked in a time when America was still a relatively new country, and there was still much lawlessness throughout its lands that required such a mandate… and the Wild Wild West was still to be won.
Gun ownership in the United States remains prolific compared to the rest of the world, but with the continued misuse of firearms by “looney tunes” from Colorado to Wisconsin, the debate over gun rights protection versus gun control has grown more divisive than ever before.
“There are 88.8 firearms per 100 people, which means the U.S. has the highest gun ownership rate in the world. In fact, it’s nearly 40 percent higher than Yemen, the country with the second highest gun ownership rate (54.8 firearms per 100 people).”
Over the last few years, trends have shown an evenly divided public with slightly more Americans now favoring the right to own firearms, as opposed to those who support controlled gun ownership. The thing is, one rifle isn’t the standard for gun owners anymore – 62% of Americans have more than one gun in their home or on their property.