While India has the second largest number of firearms held by civilians, the number of firearms possessed in India is less than 1/5th of USA. However, only 3.4 million guns in India are licenced as per the government of India.
If the number of guns held by civilians in the USA is distributed among all the entire population then, out of every 100 people in the USA, 89 people have a gun. (WION)
The southern and western region of the USA has much more gun ownership rate than the Northeastern region. With 61.7% of people holding guns, Alaska has the highest ownership rate as well as highest firearms-related deaths in the country.
States like Alaska, Idaho and West Virginia are among the 8 states in the USA which do not require a license to hold a gun. Also, there is no strict background check or waiting period in these states. (WION)