America Is More Heavily Armed Than Yemen

The US is the most heavily armed nation in the world, possessing about 270 million guns. As CNN notes, “Yemen, a tribal nation with no history of strong central government or the rule of law, comes in a distant second.” The US is also far and above the most violent developed country in the world. According to an analysis by the Harvard Injury Control Research Center, more guns lead to more murders, regardless of state or country.