In recent years, the right to own a gun has been a major debate in countries like the United States. Rising gun violence – particularly with mass shootings and school shootings – has led many people to believe that gun control laws should be tightened. Some citizens have even argued to make guns illegal.
No matter which side of the argument you’re on, there are some countries where guns are illegal. In fact, many nations have what is known as restrictive policies surrounding guns – i.e., laws that make it difficult or impossible for your everyday citizen to sale, own, transfer, or possess a gun. Other nations are permissive, which means that a firearm license will be issued to citizens who meet legal requirements.
Today, we’ll focus on the nations around the world where restrictive policies are in place that make it illegal or extremely difficult for ordinary citizens to own a gun. Those nations are: