This article will bring you to the list of the countries with the strictest gun laws in the world. Insider Monkey has recently published an interesting article about it. The statistics show that countries with gun bans and their crime rates have a positive correlation. The stricter the country is about controlling guns, the less gun violence they have. Japan is a prime example of this, with only 0.6 guns per 100 inhabitants, and the gun related violence in Japan is almost nonexistent. Japan gun laws are quite interesting to tool at too. The government of Japan allows civilians to own guns, but on the other hand, the process is extremely discouraging and difficult to pursue for an individual.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three countries with the strictest gun laws in the world from their list.
The first one can be Canada. Interestingly Canada, who is bordered by the United States (the country where there are literally more guns than people) makes our list. However, Canada does not share the same philosophy when it comes to guns. Canadians are restricted in caliber, capacity and make of guns. Basically, in Canada you can possess a gun for hunting only. In fact, acquiring a gun for self defense purposes in Canada can be a bother, as you are only permitted to carry handguns only if you work with dangerous animals or handle valuable goods. The second country on our short list should be Germany now. It is quite clear why Germany would be reluctant in arming its general population. The country has a pretty dark past, and since the end of World War Two the country has maintained a pretty peaceful demeanor. If you are able to prove the following: age of 18 years or older, trustworthiness, personal adequacy, expert knowledge and necessity, you may own a firearm in Germany, so good luck. The last country for today is Italy. Like Germany, Italy has a dark past as well. Ever since the end of the Second World War, Italy has been keen on condemning guns and gun ownership. The revised constitution of Italy does not allow civilians to carry and own even bullets, let alone firearms. However, Italy does have a pretty strong small arms industry, but Italian-made firearms are only meant for exporting to other countries.
For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 15 countries with the strictest gun laws in the world.