This is an interesting story that compares our nation’s gun ownership with other nations.

We pay a huge price for our gun obsession.

“Americans own the most guns per person in the world, about four in 10 saying they either own a gun or live in a home with guns, according to a recent Pew Center study. Forty-eight percent of Americans said they grew up in a house with guns.

“According to the survey, a majority (66%) of US gun owners own multiple firearms, with nearly three-quarters of gun owners saying they couldn’t imagine not owning one.

“Yemen, home to the world’s second-largest gun-owning population per capita (and a country in the throes of a two-and-a-half-year civil conflict) trails significantly behind the US in terms of ownership.

“When it comes to gun massacres, the US is an anomaly.

“There are more public mass shootings in America than in any other country in the world….

“Globally, restrictive gun laws have proven to make a difference in curbing massacres.

“In Australia, for example, four mass shootings occurred between 1987 and 1996. After those incidents, public opinion turned against gun ownership and Parliament passed stricter gun laws. Australia hasn’t had a mass shooting since.”