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Gun control vs. gun rights

"The American God of arms is insatiable," one Italian newspaper wrote following the shooting of 27 people - the majority grade-school children - in Newtown in the United States this past December. In early January of this year, a man killed three on a shooting spree in a small village in the Swiss Alps.

The violence has triggered a debate on gun ownership, weapons sales and violence. DW examines which countries are sticking to their guns when it comes to the right to bear arms - and which, like Germany, are restricting domestic gun ownership laws - yet have few qualms about arms exports.

US: Sticking to its guns

Germany: weapons registry and exports

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