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Only 3 countries in the world protect the right to bear arms in their constitutions: the US, Mexico, and Guatemala

Business Insider Logo By bweiss@businessinsider.com (Brennan Weiss,James Pasley,Azmi Haroun) of Business Insider | Slide 1 of 5:  Only three countries in the world currently have a constitutional right to own a gun: the US, Mexico, and Guatemala. Six other countries used to have a constitutional right to bear arms, but they've since repealed those laws.  The US is the only country with a right to keep and bear arms with no constitutional restrictions. The right to keep and bear arms is a longstanding, often glorified right protected by the US Constitution.Americans own nearly half of all the civilian-owned guns in the world, and on a per capita basis, the US has far more guns than any other nation. With high-profile mass shootings in Colorado Springs, Highland Park, Illinois, and Uvalde, Texas in recent months, debates around gun control have intensified in the US.Many countries are awash with guns. Among the nations with the most firearms are Serbia, Yemen, Switzerland, and Saudi Arabia.But there are only three countries that have a constitutional right to keep and bear arms: Mexico, Guatemala, and the United States. Here's why.Read the original article on Business Insider

Only 3 countries in the world protect the right to bear arms in their constitutions: the US, Mexico, and Guatemala

  • Only three countries in the world currently have a constitutional right to own a gun: the US, Mexico, and Guatemala.
  • Six other countries used to have a constitutional right to bear arms, but they've since repealed those laws.
  • The US is the only country with a right to keep and bear arms with no constitutional restrictions.

The right to keep and bear arms is a longstanding, often glorified right protected by the US Constitution.

Americans own nearly half of all the civilian-owned guns in the world, and on a per capita basis, the US has far more guns than any other nation. With high-profile mass shootings in Colorado Springs, Highland Park, Illinois, and Uvalde, Texas in recent months, debates around gun control have intensified in the US.

Many countries are awash with guns. Among the nations with the most firearms are Serbia, Yemen, Switzerland, and Saudi Arabia.

But there are only three countries that have a constitutional right to keep and bear arms: Mexico, Guatemala, and the United States. Here's why.

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