PressTV-How US became a state of civilians with firearms

By Kaveh Sharifian

One could argue the United States is basically a garrison of armed citizens where guns outnumber people and per-capita gun ownership is highest in the world. According to modest numbers, there are almost 90 guns per 100 citizens in the US, the second being an underdeveloped war-ravaged country like Yemen where 55 civilian firearms per 100 residents exists. Other estimates put the number of civilian-owned firearms at much higher rates at about 332.7 million guns, thus outnumbering the US’ population of 321 million.

Earlier this month, Nikolas Cruz, an ex-student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, opened fire with one of those millions of firearms, killing 17 people in his former school, making the bloody incident the second-deadliest shooting at a public school in US history after the Sandy Hook shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, where a 20-year-old fatally shot 20 children between six and seven…

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