The Americans have always been using guns, and it’s been legal since 1791, where the second amendment was formed.
The second amendment of the United States constitution reads: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”
but does this law really make the Americans feel free and safe? And why can’t this law be changed? Because of the majority’s voices.
In Denmark, not everyone can own a gun. You can get a hunting license at 16 years old and you must pass a written and practical test to have a long gun.
The gun has to be stored in an approved and locked in a gun safe. You must be 20 years old and be an active member in a shooting club for 2 years to buy a handgun.
To buy a riffle in Denmark you need to be 18 years old, or 16 if you have your parents' consent. This is due to that riffles and air rifles most often is used in the case of hunting or other shooting activities.
Whether or not you want to buy a gun or a riffle in Denmark, it is required that you can show a clean criminal record. But in the U.S.A you have to be 18 years old to buy long guns and 21 years old to buy handguns.
The rules are different, depending on the state you live in. For example, in Utah you can have a loaded handgun carried in the vehicle without a permit, but a permit is required outside the vehicle.