GUNS AROUND THE WORLD: The debate over gun control is heating up in the US - here's how other countries around the world regulate them
The debate in the US over gun control reached a fever pitch following the February shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida that left 17 dead.
Now with the US Congress debating measures to strengthen existing gun laws and President Donald Trump releasing a plan to increase regulations - albeit a less intensive plan than initially promised, it appears legislative action on firearms could move in Congress. Activists throughout the country will march Saturday pushing lawmakers to act as part of what's become known as the March for Our Lives.As is frequently the case after recent mass shootings, many gun control advocates pointed to other countries around the world as evidence that tighter limits on firearm ownership could reduce gun violence in the US.
To get a more global perspective on the issue, we asked colleagues from some of Business Insider's international editions to answer a few questions about gun laws in their country.
We asked four questions:
- What is the process like for getting a gun in your country?
- What types of guns are legal?
- What do you think about President Trump's proposal to arm more teachers and trained professionals in schools?
- Does the average person in your area fear the possibility of being the victim of gun violence?
Here are their responses.