Does more guns mean more violence?

A lot has to do with a country’s gun culture, and whether gun ownership is seen as a privilege or a right. In America, there is a legal and cultural concept that it’s okay for people to have guns for self-defence, which isn’t really present in other countries. Studies have found a correlation between gun ownership and gun violence, but you have to go deeper than that. Just because a country has a lot of guns, doesn’t mean they’ll have a high death rate – the types of guns prevalent in the country make a difference as well.

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