11 Countries with the Best Gun Laws in the World

Gun owners are definitely happy in these 11 countries with the best gun laws in the world. Due to the double-edged nature of guns, it is not easy to own one. Guns can resort to violence, crime, and many other negative things. Because of the negative connotation that is being put on guns these days, we rarely see the brighter side of it. One somewhat brighter side is that we can use them as self-defence. The military also uses them as weapons to protect our country. There are also things like shooting as a hobby, or guns used for hunting. There are truly many ways that guns are used.

 Learning how to shoot is not easy as it may seem, and it is especially difficult task to get a permit to own a firearm for most people. Some countries are less restrictive compared to others. You can say that the number of gun owners can also significantly affect the power of a country. This is something you’ll notice with our list of The 10 Most Powerful Countries in the World: Military. No matter what aspect you look at, guns will always have an impact. You may want to consider moving to other countries just by the mere fact that their gun laws are better.

What countries do you think are included in this list? Some may be predictable, others may surprise you. One thing is for sure, when it comes to gun laws, these countries are the best. Let’s head to the first in this list:

11. Sweden

Like many other countries, Sweden requires one to have a license before getting a gun or any weapon for that matter. Sweden laws state that for any form of weapon, you must have a license. It doesn’t matter if it’s pepper spray or a rocket launcher. As long as you have a license you’ll be able to acquire a firearm. Which comes the best part, you can basically own any type of gun as long as you have a license.

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10. Northern Ireland

Though many consider Northern Ireland as part of the UK, their conflicted history is what sets Northern Ireland apart in terms of gun laws. In Northern Ireland there is a universal certificate for owning and concealing a gun. The only restriction is for certain rifles and shotguns.

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Jane McIlroy / Shutterstock.com

9. France

Many people around the world have an image of France without guns, yet the country sports one of the best gun laws in the world. In France, as long as you have a hunting or sport shooting license you can get and own a gun. It’s not hard to acquire one either. The gun stores in France also offer a great assortment of weaponry not seen in other country’s stores.


8. Argentina

Like most countries in this list, Argentina requires one to own a license in order to buy and own guns. Concealment, however, is strictly regulated. If you do acquire a license, semi-automatic rifles are also free to own much like handguns. The problem is that criminals here target gun owners hoping to steal one.


7. East Timor

In the past, East Timor had one of the strictest gun laws in the world. However, because of the high rate of crime, the country allowed the purchase of non-automatic guns freely for all civilians. You won’t even need a license or registration to buy and own one.


6. Panama

The great gun laws in Panama also make it one of the safest places in the world. Acquiring a license here actually takes longer than most countries. Once you do have a license, you’ll be able to purchase and conceal any firearm that isn’t automatic. Renewal of the license happens every five years.


Owning a gun is even easier as we continue this list of 11 countries with the best gun laws in the world.

5. Pakistan

Pakistan is definitely a gun owner’s haven. As long as you have a license, you can purchase and own any gun. There are even some territories that allow houses to be built with anti-aircraft weaponry.


4. Italy

Concealment is strictly regulated in Italy. You can, however, own up to three handguns with a license. There is also no limit to how many hunting guns you can own in the country.


3. Czech Republic

As long as you have basic knowledge of firearms, can use a gun, and have a clean record you will be able to get a gun easily. Most people own guns for self-defence which according to Czech laws allows them to conceal their guns freely.


2. Switzerland

All men older than 18 have a gun in Switzerland, it’s because they are allowed to keep their military service firearm. It is even allowed to be concealed. Most types of ammunition are legal and there are no strict limitations on weaponry. It is still however one of the safest places in the world.


1. United States

The constitution of the US states that it is the right of citizens to keep and bear arms. It is crucial, however, to consider in which state you buy guns. The reason is that some states have stricter gun laws. Some are even trying to ban it altogether.


There you have it the 11 countries with the best gun laws in the world. If you’re looking to own a gun without many problems, then these are the countries to consider.