How to Buy a Gun in 15 Countries   ◆

Yemen has the second highest gun ownership rate, behind the United States. To buy a gun in Yemen, you

1 Go to a gun market or find a seller online. 2 Buy a gun.

The process for the U.S. is ever so slightly stricter:

1 Pass an instant background check that includes criminal convictions, domestic violence and immigration status. 2 Buy a gun.

This is where I note that Yemen is the poorest country in the Middle East, and recently went through a coup d’état.

The process for buying guns is much different in countries such as Japan, Australia, and Canada, where mass shootings are practically non-existent.

We need to fix our country’s obsession with guns.