There are more guns than people in the US, an estimated 357 million, compared with a population of 310 million.
The debate about stricter gun control has escalated after US President Donald Trump made a surprising appeal for tougher laws. But pro-gun organizations are taking the fight further, as DW's Alexandra von Nahmen reports.
While Europeans decry America's gun obsession, European gun-makers have no qualms about selling firearms that are tightly regulated at home to the US. It comes as no surprise to discover where those guns pop up.
Multiple proposals have been put forward to battle gun violence as debate rages following a Florida high school shooting. But with the gun lobby flatly rejecting any ban, the question is whether Congress can act.
The National Rifle Association has sued to block a new gun control law in Florida just hours after Governor Rick Scott signed it. The pro-gun group said the law discriminates against young people, especially women.
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