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The US has the highest number of civilian-owned guns in the world. With 120 guns for every 100 people, it has more guns than people.
In some states, it's legal to openly carry firearms in public places.
The US is the only developed country where mass shootings occur regularly.
According to Gun Violence Archive, there were 611 mass shootings in the US in 2021 alone.
In many states, individuals can legally purchase firearms without a background check or waiting period at gun shows and private sales.
There are more gun dealers in the US than there are McDonald's restaurants.
As of 2021, there are approximately 64,747 licensed firearms dealers in the country.
According to the CDC, on average, 100 Americans die from gun violence every day. In 2020, there were over 43,000 gun-related deaths in the US.