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How Strict Are Gun Laws Around the World?

In most countries, you can't buy a gun and groceries at the same store. Here's a look at what you have to go through to buy a firearm outside the United States.

How easy is it to buy a gun around the world?

Many citizens of the world can buy a gun in less than an hour. In some countries, the process takes months. Here are the simple steps for how most people buy a gun globally.

In the United States you can buy a gun in less than an hour by passing an instant criminal background check. In New Zealand you must pass a background check, provide character references, pass a home security inspection, take a gun safety course, wait months for approval.

In Japan, you must take a firearm class pass a written exam get a doctor’s note assuring your mental fitness apply for a training permit pass a police interview apply for a gunpowder permit pass a firing test purchase a regulation gun safe and ammunition locker pass an additional background check.

In Mexico, there is only one store to legally purchase a gun. In the United States there are over 50,000.

In Canada you must complete a gun safety course, obtain 2-character references, apply for a permit, wait 28 days, pass a background check, register your gun with the police.

In Australia you must prove that you’re actively involved in a shooting or hunting club, complete a firearm safety course, arrange regulation firearm storage, pass a background check, apply for a permit, wait at least 28 days.

In China most citizens are prohibited from keeping guns in their homes and must arrange for storage at a gun range or hunting ground.

In Germany you must join a shooting club, pass a written safety exam, arrange for regulation storage, consent to unannounced police home inspections, pass a comprehensive background check, apply for a permit.

Many countries have exceptions for specialized professions, and local laws may vary.

Brut.

08/14/2019 10:28 AM
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324 comments

  • Jonathan L.
    11/18/2019 02:24

    Well America has killed over 250 million people now how many other people were killed from other countries. Government wise. I bet the numbers are way higher then law-abiding gun owners.

  • Daniel C.
    10/06/2019 11:44

    Trump is a iluminati

  • Ernie G.
    10/01/2019 17:10

    There is only One Reason to Ban Guns...to Control the People.

  • Carman C.
    10/01/2019 01:49

    Why did you not post how many gun related deaths in Mexico. Hahaha

  • Troy M.
    10/01/2019 01:00

    Fake news.

  • Mark M.
    10/01/2019 00:35

    In 1980 trucks had Gun racks in them at school, I didn’t here of anyone getting shot!

  • Kelly S.
    09/30/2019 17:25

    And that's why America is free to all you people that hate guns leave go to a different country you won't be missed

  • Brad C.
    09/30/2019 17:22

    Wanna takem? Say when.

  • Bryan O.
    09/30/2019 15:05

    You have to have a society that's going to lay down and die,in order to enforce this ,and everyone of the Countries in this video are constantly begging the USA to send troops money and weapons to die in their Country because their Citizens are useless in protecting their homeland, when did gun control become more prevalent than finding cures for diseases

  • Jim O.
    09/30/2019 14:42

    Not one of those countries, other than the United States, has a Constitution that guarantees citizens to own guns. So your video clip is bogus.

  • Huey G.
    09/30/2019 14:29

    This is the U.S.A. WE MADE THIS COUNTRY WITH GUNS AN WE WILL NOT GIVE THEM TO ANYONE! IT'S GANGS AN PEOPLE THA5 DON'T GO BY THE LAW ANYWAY THE GOOD PEOPLE WILL KEEP OUR WAY OF LIFE WITH OUR GUNS THE GOOD PEOPLE WILL BE A HELP TO EVERYONE!WE DON'T DO MASS SHOOTING! LET THE COPS DO THERE JOB LET US LIVE SAFE!

  • Nando T.
    09/30/2019 09:50

    It's still our right as Americans to be armed to protect ourselves from evil. It's not the guns it's the evil people behind the gun. You give up one right with rights will they take next.

  • Jessie J.
    09/30/2019 06:45

    From my cold dead hands

  • Nathan S.
    09/29/2019 17:31

    Well we aren't other countries. This is America. The greatest......

  • Arcelio E.
    09/29/2019 13:26

    This is BS. I'm not going to give up my rigth to protect my family and my property from intruders.

  • Jim F.
    09/29/2019 12:41

    It's easier to buy them illegally than it is legal I choose to buy legally ,but if the Dems keep it up I'll buy on the street

  • Glen J.
    09/29/2019 12:28

    Communist propaganda

  • Jeff R.
    09/29/2019 12:23

    United States of America is the greatest country in the world. We are the greatest because of our freedom. If I want to shoot a gun I have the right to do so. Banning guns does nothing to stop crime. It's been proven with factual statistics that the more people have guns the safer it is. Our crime problem is a moral problem not a gun problem.

  • Salomon A.
    09/29/2019 07:28

    And that's why everyone wants to come to America!

  • Bill M.
    09/29/2019 02:07

    Brut remember the British tried gun control here once before. Didn't turn out to well for them.