How US gun culture stacks up with the world

Updated 5:13 PM ET, Fri November 26, 2021

(CNN)Atlanta. Orlando. Las Vegas. Newtown. Parkland. San Bernardino.

Ubiquitous gun violence in the United States has left few places unscathed over the decades. Still, many Americans hold their right to bear arms, enshrined in the US Constitution, as sacrosanct. But critics of the Second Amendment say that right threatens another: The right to life.
America's relationship to gun ownership is unique, and its gun culture is a global outlier.
As the tally of gun-related deaths continue to grow daily, here's a look at how gun culture in the US compares to the rest of the world.

How firearm ownership compares globally

The United States is the only nation in the world where civilian guns outnumber people.

Select a country or territory to see how its gun ownership rate compares to the US